Samsung is a brand that is so confident about the sales of its devices that it keeps on launching same phones again and again by tweaking just a few things like the design or a few specifications. Today, the company launched a new device in India, the Samsung Galaxy On6. It is just a rebranded Galaxy J6 for the Indian market, and there is nothing special regarding the specifications. In fact, you get much better specifications with phones priced way cheaper than this.
If you think that design gets a major overhaul, then you’re wrong. In fact, take the latest Galaxy J8 and replace the dual cameras on the rear with a single lens. Voila! You got the Samsung Galaxy On6. What do you expect with a phone priced around Rs 15,000 right now? A powerful mid-range chipset, Full-HD display, dual cameras and more, right? Well, Samsung thinks the other way around. Who needs a better processor when Samsung still has a never-ending stock of its two-year-old Exynos 7870? And what are dual cameras BTW?
Samsung has done a good job regarding the design, and we appreciate that. The Galaxy On6 has a Super AMOLED 18.5:9 display with a resolution of 720p. A Full-HD+ display would’ve been better, but for some reasons, Samsung is sticking with a 720p panel. We aren’t sure about the build quality, but since the Samsung Galaxy J6 is made out of plastic, we don’t think the On6 has a metal build. There is a single rear camera and the fingerprint scanner is placed just below the camera lens, just like on the Galaxy S9. The volume rockers are placed on the left and the speaker, along with the power button, is placed on the right.
On the bottom, the Samsung Galaxy On6 has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and there is a micro USB port for charging (ni USB Type-C Port). If you’re expecting the specifications to be great, then be ready to get disappointed after knowing about the specs.
So, we have a 5.6-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720×1480 and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The processor under the hood is the Octa-Core 1.6GHz Exynos 7870, which is the same processor that powers not just the phones launched in 2018 or 2017 but also some Samsung devices from 2016, like Galaxy J7 Prime. As mentioned above, Samsung doesn’t have any plans to change the chipset for its budget devices, so we expect to see some more Exynos 7870-powered Samsung phones this year.
There is 4GB RAM along with 64GB ROM, and the storage is expandable up to 256GB. There is ni hybrid SIM slot which is a good thing. There is a 3,000mAh battery under the hood with no fast charging whatsoever. The rear camera is a 13MP unit with f/1.9 aperture while the Samsung Galaxy On6 has an 8MP front-facing camera (f/1.9). Android Oreo 8.0 runs out of the box with the Samsung’s custom skin on top.
And well, that’s all about this new budget device from Samsung. Talking about the pricing, the phone is available exclusively on Flipkart in Black and Blue colour options. The Samsung Galaxy On6 is priced at Rs 15,490 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, and the phone will be available at Rs 14,490 on the first sale happening on June 5.