Samsung recently launched its latest midrange smartphones — Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 in China and they are preparing to launch these two phones here in Nepal too. Lately, Samsung midrange phones have not been of particular interest because of the competition offered by other manufacturers like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 could be the solution for Samsung who dominated the android smartphone market in 2012 and 2013.
However, the Galaxy On5 and On7 series are no different from their other midrange E-series and J-series of smartphones. They feature the same design language which is entirely made of plastic, but this time with a faux leather back. The Galaxy On5 has a 5 inch 720p TFT display and the Galaxy On7 with a 5.5 inch 720p TFT display. Both these phones lack AMOLED technology in their display which comes as a surprise considering that Samsung opted for AMOLED technology on their E-series and J-series.
Both these phones are powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 3475 SoC with a quad-core Cortex A7 32bit CPU clocked at 1.3GHz, which is again a big let down considering the overgrowing presence of 64bit processor these days. Other specs include 1.5GB RAM, 8GB of expandable storage with microSD card up to 64GB, 8MP rear camera (13MP on the Galaxy On7), 5MP front snapper, Dual SIM with LTE, and a 2600mAh battery (3000mAh on the Galaxy On7).
In terms of software, The Galaxy On5 and the Galaxy On7 runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Touch wiz UI. Samsung’s latest music streaming app, Milk Music, comes pre-loaded on these phones. Nothing has been told about its pricing, but we expect the Galaxy On5 to be priced at Rs.15,499 and the Galaxy On7 at Rs.20,499.