A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
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After having released the Galaxy J1 (2016), Galaxy J3 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy A9 (2016) and Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), Samsung is all set to release yet another 2016 version of one of its budget smartphones. The launch of the Galaxy On5 (2016) is imminent as it has been cleared by major telecom regulatory bodies.

The Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016) has now been certified by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) (via PhoneArena), paving the way for its release. I was earlier spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India, and Geekbench. The company hasn't revealed its release date, but it is now almost clear that its launch is not far off, and perhaps soon after the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 7 on Aug. 3. 

According to Geekbench performance testing, Samsung device with model number SM-G570F, believed to be the Galaxy On5 (2016), scored 646 points on single-core and 2000 points on multi-core. It was spotted with a 2GB RAM, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, and ARM-based 1.4GHz quad-core processor. Other details of the device are not known yet.

It may be mentioned that Galaxy On5 was released in 2015, and the Galaxy On5 (2016) is an upgraded version of this device. The 2015 version sports a 5-inch HD TFT screen with 1280x720p resolutions, powered by a 1.2GHz Exynos 3475 quad-core processor and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.

Priced at Rs. 8,990, the handset features an 8GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB, 1.5GB RAM, 8MP main camera with LED flash, 5MP front-snapper, and a 2,600mAh battery. It also supports Dual-SIM Slots, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Ultra Data Saving mode and Ultra Power Saving mode.