Samsung Electronics launched its first-generation Galaxy On smartphones last year, and after releasing a couple of enhanced versions of those handsets earlier this year with increased RAM and storage, the company is now working on the second-generation On-series devices which are expected to replace the original Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 smartphones in the coming weeks. While earlier leaks have already revealed quite a bit about the upcoming mid-rangers from Samsung, at least one of them has now been cleared by China's electronics certification agency, TENAA, giving us some more insight on the device that may well launch as the Galaxy On5 (2016). The device, listed on the TENAA website as SM-G5510, was earlier cleared by the FCC and had also showed up on GFXBench with the same model number.
The listing on the Chinese regulator's website has also revealed a few of the key hardware specs of the upcoming device. That includes the 5-inch TFT display panel with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The phone will also come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards of up to 128GB in capacity. The phone is expected to launch with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow pre-installed and a 2,600mAh battery will keep the lights on. The upcoming device will come with 4G LTE connectivity and support GPS and Bluetooth. The phone is also expected to feature a Micro USB port for charging and data-syncing.
As for the imaging options on the upcoming device, it is expected to sport a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, while a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter is expected to take care of selfies and video chats. The handset will also have a fingerprint scanner integrated into the physical home button on the front. According to the TENAA listing, the device will be 142.8mm long, 69.5mm wide and 8.1mm thick while weighing in at 143 grams. While there's no definitive word on when the device may finally hit the market, seeing as it has already cleared regulatory hurdles in the two largest smartphone markets in the world, it probably shouldn't take Samsung too long to make this little mid-ranger official alongside its big brother, the Galaxy On7 (2016),