The alleged Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro (2017) was recently certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance under model number “SM-G615F/DS”, signaling an approaching market debut for the device. The model number confirms that the smartphone will be launched in a dual-SIM variant (DS), and the Wi-Fi Alliance application further reveals that the smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
While the Wi-Fi Alliance application doesn’t reveal much regarding the smartphone’s hardware specifications, the single-SIM “SM-G615F” was spotted strolling through GFXBench back in February, and most hardware characteristics have already been unveiled by the benchmarking website. This includes a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 System-on-Chip housing a total of eight CPU cores and a Mali-T880 MP2 (dual-core) graphics chip. The smartphone should also pack 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of on-board memory, as well as a 12-megapixel main camera coupled with a 12-megapixel front-facing sensor.
Although Samsung has yet to make the Galaxy On7 Pro (2017) official, a Wi-Fi Alliance certificate means one less formality to worry about, and the smartphone is evidently getting closer to its eventual market debut. It should also be noted that the Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro (2017) is expected to be part of a wider smartphone lineup. Assuming that it will follow the same launch pattern as the previous model launched in 2016, the Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro (2017) should also be accompanied by at least the Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro (2017). It’s also worth mentioning that, oddly enough and despite the monikers, last year’s Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) was better equipped than the Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro (2016) in numerous areas, so don’t put too much fate in the “Pro” suffix. The Pro model had a less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC instead of a Snapdragon 625 System-on-Chip, and featured a 5.5-inch display with a lower resolution of 1280 x 720 as opposed to a 1080p Full HD panel. It lacked a fingerprint recognition scanner and it was powered by a smaller 3,000 mAh battery compared to the non-Pro model’s 3,300 mAh unit. But moving on to the smartphone’s availability, no official details emerged so far, however, it’s worth considering that the Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro (2016) was announced and released in July 2016. Having said that, the sequel could be on track for a July 2017 unveiling.