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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

Samsung has just released its flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7 but it appears to be ready to release a mid-range handset called the Galaxy On7 (2016). The company is keeping mum on the device all this while, but so much has been leaked over the last few weeks. Its launch is imminent as it has been spotted on a couple of benchmarking sites.

The South Korean technology giant released the original Galaxy On7 in November last year, so most people may like to think that its successor could come around the same time, but the Galaxy On7 (2016) may be released earlier than expected, perhaps in August or September.

A Samsung device with model of number SM-G610F, which is believed to be the Galaxy On7 (2016), has now been spotted on benchmarking website Geekbench. The device is seen with an Exynos 7870 processor, 3GB RAM, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. It is also spotted on Zauba, a website that keeps track of imports and exports in India, hinting at a Full HD LCD display, a 13MP main camera and an 8MP front-snapper.

The 2015 version of the Galaxy On7 came with model of number SM-G600F, so the SM-G610F is very likely to be the 2016 version of the device.

A device with model of number SM-G6100 was earlier made it to GFXBench listing with a 4.8-inch HD (1,280x720p) screen, a 64-bit class 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.

It may be mentioned that the Galaxy On7 that was released last year features a 5.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (267 ppi pixel density), a Quad-core processor clocking at 1.2 GHz, an 8GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, a 1.5GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.1 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a 3,000mAh battery.

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