Samsung has just launched two new devices destined for the budget smartphone market – the Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7. Despite some compromises in the hardware department, these new Galaxy handsets do have their merits.
The Galaxy On5 is the smaller of the two handsets, coming in at 5.0-inches while the Galaxy On7 has a 5.5-inch screen. Both smartphones feature a TFT display with an acceptable 1280×720 resolution. There are some differences when it comes to the cameras. The Galaxy On7 features a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front facing sensor, while the On5 has to make to with an 8 megapixel rear camera. There’s a large 3,000mAh battery in the Galaxy On7, while the On5 has a similarly suitable 2,600mAh cell.
4G LTE is also supported and there are two SIM slots available, should you need them. In terms of design, the Galaxy On5 and On7 share a very similar look to Samsung’s other mid and low end smartphones, and they look rather nice for presumably budget smartphones.
Samsung is also bringing its Milk Music software to China with these new phones, along with its Smart Manager system tools. However, the company was recently given a telling off regarding pre-installed bloatware in the country, so now offers customers the option to uninstall these apps and also lists exactly how much space they take up.
The Galaxy On5 and On7 seem pretty reasonable in terms of features, but the inevitable compromises come in terms of performance. The phones are powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 Exynos 3475 SoC and 1.5GB of RAM. These specs may be passable for the basics, but probably won’t result in the smoothest of experiences. There’s 8GB of internal storage, only 4.9GB of which is free for the user, but the phone does support up to 128GB of extra space via a microSD card slot.
We don’t have any pricing details for the handsets yet, but the smartphones are listed on Samsung’s Chinese website. We can probably expect the two to appear in other markets in the near future as well.