Samsung has announced that it has re-launched its 5.5inch smartphone in the Galaxy series, the Galaxy On Nxt, in the mid-segment and it is being sold through Flipkart from tonight at a price of 16,900.
The predecessor was launched last year and this phone is therefore being named Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 2017. Samsung has kept most specifications in the latest edition the same as was available in the last one. The only noticeable improvement has come in the form of internal memory storage which is now 64GB against just half of that in the earlier phone. The microSD slot can take it up to 256GB as well.
Market observers are pointing out that the Galaxy On Nxt was launched last year at a price point of Rs.18,490 and that phone is still being offered to customers at Rs. 15,000 while now this latest version is being offered at close to 17K.
Other specifications retained
The phone, as mentioned, comes with a 5.5inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920x1080. The phone has a full uni-metal body; so no plastic there. The CPU is an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor and the clock speed remains the same at 1.6GHz. The phone comes with 3GB RAM. The storage as already mentioned above is 64GB, expandable with 256GB microSD card.
The cameras have been retained at the same 13MP and 8MP for the rear and front cameras respectively. The aperture in both cases is f/1.9 and the rear camera has been fitted with a LED flash. The battery fitted on the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 2017 is a 3300mAh non-removable one.
The OS is the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it is not out of the box Android as the TouchWiz UI overrides it.
In terms of noteworthy features on the new Samsung Galaxy On Nxt, the battery has been provided with some special capabilities to impress the users. The users can set the battery to 3 different modes; Reserve Battery, Extended Battery and Call Forwarding on zero charge in the battery.
Though the announced price on Flipkart is 16,900, the site is running a few offers including a direct Rs.1000 off on the phone.