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Samsung attributes its positive earnings this year to the success of its flagship smartphones the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. In picture: A model poses with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

It appears like Samsung is set to release the Galaxy On7 (2016). The South Korean technology giant is tight-lipped on the device but its launch seems imminent, as it has been cleared by a couple of telecom certification authority. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has now certified the device, giving a clear hint that its release is not far off.

Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy On7 (2016) this month, or early next month. The device is now being certified by FCC, not long after the Chinese telecom equipment certification authority TENAA cleared it. 

The South Korean company hasn't revealed any detail about the Galaxy On7 (2016) but it is seen with a 5.5-inch display with 1,920×1,080 resolution, a 151.5×74.9×8.0 mm dimension, a 166.7 g weight, and a 3,300mAh battery on TENAA listing. A device with model of number SM-G610F, believed to be the Galaxy On7 (2016), is also seen with an Exynos 7870 processor, a 3GB RAM, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system on Geekbench. 

It won't come as a surprise if the device comes in two variants, as the GFXBench listing has the device with a 4.8-inch HD display and 1,280x720 screen resolution, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, an Adreno 506 graphics engine, a 16GB internal memory and a 3GB RAM. The device is also expected to feature a 13MP main camera, and an 8MP front-snapper.

The Galaxy On7 (2016) is the successor of the Galaxy On7 that was released last year. The 2015 version has a 5.5-inch TFT display with 720x1,280 pixels screen (267 ppi pixel density), an Exynos 3475 processor, an Android 5.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow), an 8GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, a 1.5GB RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery. It also mounts a 13MP main camera with f/2.1 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture.

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