A new Samsung device bearing the model number of SM-G5528 has turned up at WiFi Alliance for certification. Based on what we already know about the Galaxy On5 (2016), Which comes as model no. SM-G550x, we can say that this device stays closest to being the 2017 variant of the Galaxy On5.
To add more proof to this being the next iteration of the Galaxy On5, take a closer look at the firmware version G5700ZCU0APF7 which bears the model no. of SM-G5700, which actually belongs to Galaxy J5 Prime. Well, don’t fee confused about this, as Samsung has mixed up On5 series and J5 Prime series earlier too — especially when it launched the Indian J5 and J7 Prime as On5 2016 and On7 2017 in China back in 2016.
So, it should be the Galaxy On5 2017 for China. And it should be releasing in next few months time, maybe once Samsung is done with its biggest launch yet, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
The current gen On5 came with 2GB of RAM, a quad-core Exynos 7570 chipset, a 5-inch 720p PLS TFT (similar to IPS) display and a 2400mAh battery. The upcoming 2017 version of the On5 may receive an AMOLED display with an upgraded chipset and possibly more battery life.
But it’s too soon to tell if our guesswork will come anywhere close to reality. After all, the Galaxy On5 Prime 2017, is still yet to enter its prime.