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Samsung has reportedly commenced working on a new generation Galaxy On5 (2016) budget smartphone series in India.

The company has sent 11 units and three units of a device code-named SM-5700 to Samsung's R&D centers in Bengaluru and Delhi, respectively, from South Korea, SamMobile reported, citing an India-based logistics firm's import manifest.

Though there is no mention of the commercial name of the handset, the code-name SM-5700 is the incremental number of the company's budget smartphone series Galaxy On5 (SM-550F), which was globally unveiled along with Galaxy On7(SM-600F) in India last year in November. Hence, it's safe to assume that the imported handset is Galaxy On5 (2016).

The description section of import manifest says the devices are for evaluation, research and development purposes, thus confirming that the company has commenced testing the budget phone.

As of now, there is no information on the handset's features as such, but it won't be long before they make their way to the Internet, as this revelation comes just days after Galaxy On7 (2016) made a stop at GFXBench performance testing site, revealing almost all the specifications.

It sports a 4.8-inch HD (1280x720p) screen and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow powered 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core, Adreno 506 graphics engine, 3GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 12MP primary camera and a 7MP snapper on the front.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) appears on GFX Bench; key specifications revealed

Since Galaxy On7 (2016) is a top-end variant, On5 (2016) features will be watered down to keep the device in the low-end smartphone segment and it will not compete with its own sibling.

Watch this space for more updates.

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