Galaxy On7 (2016) Variant Expected To Feature Exynos 7870 And Fingerprint Sensor
Another sighting of Samsung’s Galaxy On7 (2016) has been reported recently, this time on Geekbench. The upcoming mid-range smartphone has been in development for some time now and this new information highlights some more features the device might have.
According to previous benchmarks and rumors, at least one variant of the Galaxy On7 will be powered by a 2GHz Snapdragon 620 processor and 3GB RAM. This new information from Geekbench suggests that there might even be a variant with Exynos 7870 chipset powering up the device.
The rest of the specifications remain pretty much the same. The On7 is expected to have a 13-megapixel rear and 8 mega pixel front camera. It will feature a 4.80-inch Full HD display as well as 16GB of expandable storage.
The Galaxy On7 variant featuring Exynos 7870 octa-core processor is believed to be for Indian market and is dubbed SM-G610F. There are also reports that this variant would feature a fingerprint sensor making it the first smartphone priced below 15,000 Indian Rupees to have this option.
Zauba has import listings that suggest Samsung has imported “fingerprint assembly, fingerprint unit” for the SM-G610F for testing and evaluation purposes. The Chinese variant of the phone doesn’t seem to have this option.
Given the trend of including a fingerprint sensor in smartphones these days, it certainly would be surprising to see Galaxy On7 (2016) doing the same especially if it wants to take over the market really quick. After all, who doesn’t like a phone with such amazing specifications and the added premium of a fingerprint sensor at a lucrative price tag of around $200.
There is no word from Samsung about the availability or actual pricing and specifications of the device in India. Hopefully, the device makes it past development before the end of the year just in time for a Holiday launch date.