We thought we knew everything there was to know about Samsung’s first members of the affordable Galaxy O smartphone family a while back, but as it turns out, the Grand On or O5 and Mega On or O7 will ultimately launch as the Samsung Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7.
Those are probably easier to remember than the Grand and Mega-prefixed names, even if Galaxy O5 and O7 monikers arguably sounded better and more fitting to join the single-letter-plus-single-digit A, E, and J lineups.
Regardless of branding strategies, these new budget-friendly Android soldiers feel rather forgettable, with mediocre specs through and through. Samsung India briefly (and presumably accidentally) listed the Galaxy On5 on its official website, confirming the low-end 5-incher features an HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core Exynos 3475 SoC, 1.5GB RAM, 8 and 5MP cameras, 8GB internal storage, microSD support, 2,600 mAh battery, and 5.1 Lollipop software.
Both on the inside and outside, the On5 eerily resembles the J5, the latter judging from product images accompanying the online blunder. Rumor has it Samsung will target first and foremost emerging Asian markets here, and manufacture the Galaxy On5 and On7 in India as part of a local government-backed program.
On5 pricing should circle the rough equivalent of $155 (Rs 10,000), about $45 (3,000 rupees) south of the On7’s purported retail costs. The larger 5.5-inch model hasn’t been outed in full by any careless Samsung regional branch, but in addition to some extra screen real estate, the Galaxy On7 is only expected to provide superior 3,000 mAh cell juice.