Samsung continues to release smartphones, adding more to its Galaxy family. Earlier this year, Samsung was rumored to be getting ready to launch a Galaxy O series, which will focus on virtual reality.
The first model tipped for release is the O7, with the supposed model number SM-G600. The next one in line is the O5, which is allegedly known as the SM-G550. Both models are not out on the market yet, but the O5's specs are already available to the public.
The upcoming device was posted on GFXBench, revealing entry-level specs. According to the listing, the unit seems to lack compass, light sensor, NFC, barometer and gyroscope sensors. Also, the O5's OS is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, but it is possible that the device can readily be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow by the time it's released.
Sporting a 5-inch display, the Galaxy phone features a five-finger gesture support with an HD 1280 x 720 resolution. Under its hood, the handset is equipped with 1GB of RAM, a Mali-T720 GPU and an Exynos 3475 SoC, with a quad-core CPU manufactured by Samsung that runs at 1.3 GHz.
Regarding the phone's storage, it has an 8GB capacity with 4.5GB available for usage. Any word about expandable memory is yet to be announced. The unit has an 8MP rear camera, which was suggested by the 7MP picture, with autofocus, face detection, flash and touch-focus features. It can also capture full HD (1080p) videos and has a 5MP front camera, which is perfect for video calls.
GFXBench did not mention anything about dual-SIM support, but there is a pretty good chance that the phone will have this feature because of the growing trend in the market.
In terms of connectivity, the O5 supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and AGPS, but as mentioned earlier, it unfortunately does not support NFC.
Based on the specs, the Galaxy O5 seems to possess similar capabilities that earlier Samsung phones already have, so there might not be anything spectacular to take note of right now. However, since it's still too early, it's safe to assume that there will be additional features that will make the Galaxy O series unique when it launches in the future.
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