After launching Galaxy J8 in India, Samsung has launched a new mid-range smartphone in the country under its online-only ‘On’ series — Samsung Galaxy On6. The smartphone comes in two color options — Blue and Black and will be available for purchase through Flipkart and Samsung Shop Online, for a price of Rs. 14,490 (roughly converts to $218) in the first sale.
After the first sale of the Galaxy On6, the pricing of the smartphone will increase to Rs. 15,490, which roughly converts to $225. The first sale for the smartphone will take place on July 5th, Thursday. As a part of launch offers, users can get a complete mobile protection plan at just Rs. 49.
The smartphone comes with a 56-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 2.5D curved glass, 1480 x 720 pixels screen resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and pixel density of 293 PPI. Under the hood, the device is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, along with Mali T830 GPU. It’s disappointing to see that Samsung is still using the outdated Exynos 7870 chipset, which was launched in 2016.
The device packs 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage along with support for microSD card for expanding the phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB. In the camera department, the phone features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, which also comes equipped with an LED flash.
For added security, the phone comes with a fingerprint sensor, placed on the back panel. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, and GPS. The device is running Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, which should be enough to provide power for a full day usage.
At this price point, the Samsung Galaxy On6 will be competing against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1, and Oppo’s Realme 1. It seems difficult for Samsung to compete with these devices as all three of them comes with better specifications than the Galaxy On6.