Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro release date, specs: new device variant released in India

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Samsung recently launched the new Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro, an upgraded version of the previously released Galaxy On5. The new version of the smartphone offers minor hardware upgrades and now comes with the Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system (OS) out of the box.

The device is exclusively available to users in India, and can now be purchased online via Amazon India, which is the official online partner of Samsung in the country. The new Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro is available to purchase for a price of RS 9,190, which is equivalent to about $137 in current exchange rates.

The exterior design is mostly the same, except for some improvements as compared to the original version.

The new Galaxy On5 Pro sports a 5-inch TFT LCD display with a 720 x 1280 pixels HD resolution. It runs under the same Exynos 3475 Quad chipset with a quad-core Cortex A7 central processing unit (CPU) clocking in at a speed of 1.3 GHz. The processor is accompanied by the Mali T720 graphics processing unit (GPU).

Improvements over the standard On5 start with the On5 Pro’s memory capacities. From the 1.5 GB worth of random access memory (RAM) that the original On5 had, the Pro version now has 2 GB worth. That comes coupled with 16 GB worth of internal storage capacity, which is double the 8 GB that the first version had. A microSD support is available for up to 128 GB.

Other specs remain the same: a combo of the 8-megapixel rear camera with a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper, 4G LTE connectivity support, and dual-SIM support. The device is powered by a 2,600 mAh battery. It also features a Faux Leather back panel design.

The device now also supports S Bike Mode, a new feature that allows users to mute notifications and calls when biking, preventing unwanted use of the device on the road. The Ultra Data Saving Mode is there too, perfect for users whose cellular plans come with limited data allocation.