Samsung has launched its latest mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy On6 in India to take on the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, which are ruling the mid-range market right now. The Galaxy On6, in-line with other Samsung mid-range devices launched this year boasts of an edge-to-edge Infinity display. A couple of months ago, Samsung launched the Galaxy A6, A6+, J6 smartphones in India with the same Infinity display tech. The smartphone also offers Face Unlock functionality and the latest chat-over-video feature. With this handset, Samsung is looking to increase its market share, but the specifications of the handset tell a different story altogether.
Samsung Galaxy On6 Specifications and Features
Aforesaid, the Galaxy On6 sports a 5.6-inch HD+ display on the front and Samsung is marketing it as ‘Infinity Display.’ Unlike the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series of devices, the On6 has noticeable bezels on the front. The smartphone is constructed entirely out of plastic. Thanks to the 18.5:9 display on the front, Samsung used on-screen navigation buttons on the On6. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the rear side within reach of the index finger.
The Samsung Galaxy On6 is powered by the octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset with all the eight cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The chipset is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot for storage expansion, and it accepts up to 256GB of SD cards. This dual-SIM smartphone comes loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Samsung Experience UI on top. Samsung has added features such as Face Unlock, chat-over-video which allows a user to use instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp while watching a video.
The phone offers other connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and a Micro USB port resides on the bottom. The phone is armed with a 3000mAh battery, which might last a complete day with a single charge. Lastly, the Galaxy On6 ships with a single camera on the rear and front. Samsung has added a 13MP shooter on the back with f/1.9 aperture and an 8MP camera on the front which also comes with f/1.9 aperture. Both the front and rear cameras are accompanied with an LED flash.
The Samsung camera app comes loaded with features such as selfie focus, Portrait mode and a beauty mode. Samsung has also added support for the Live Stickers feature for the rear camera.
Samsung Galaxy On6 Pricing and Availability
As always, Samsung has priced the Galaxy On6 on the steeper side. The smartphone will retail for Rs 14,490 via Flipkart and Samsung e-store starting July 5. The device will also be available across offline stores for purchase.