The Samsung Galaxy On5 (2017) just got certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. If you take a look at the provided image down below, you’ll get to see Galaxy On5’s Wi-Fi certification, the phone’s SM-G5528 model number is clearly listed. Now, this certification document does not really reveal all that much info about the device but it confirms that the phone will support single-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4GHz) and also Wi-Fi Direct. The document also says that Android will come pre-installed on the device, but we already knew that.
The Galaxy On5 (2017) will be a second-gen Galaxy On5 device, as the first one launched back in 2015, and the second-gen model was supposed to land last year, but the company opted to cancel its announcement for whatever reason. That being said, the Galaxy On5 (2017) and its larger sibling, the Galaxy On7 (2017), are expected to land in the coming months. Now, the phone’s predecessor was announced in Q4 2015, October, to be more precise, so it seems a bit odd this phone already got certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Is Samsung planning to release the Galaxy On5 sooner than usual this time around? Well, it’s possible, we doubt that the company plans to wait until October in order to release this phone considering it already received its Wi-Fi certification, and it would make sense to release it sooner considering the fact that it has been well over a year since the first-gen model arrived. Samsung probably would not even think of launching this phone before Q4 this year if the 2016 model became a reality, but it did not, so chances are this handset will get announced in the coming weeks.
So, what can we expect in terms of Galaxy On5’s specs? Well, the phone will be made out of metal, and chances are it will have a physical home key below the display, even though Samsung might change their design language a bit after they announce the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, as those two phones will not sport a physical home key. The Galaxy On5 (2017) will probably sport a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, and you can expect it to feature 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Android Nougat will probably come pre-installed on the device, and on top of it, you’ll get Samsung’s custom UI. The Galaxy On5 (2017) will almost certainly launch in China first, and will be announced in India at some point as well.