After teasing its Galaxy On Nxt on social media, Samsung has inadvertently revealed the next-in-line of its Galaxy On series smartphones. Even before its official launch at 8:00PM tonight, the Galaxy On Nxt smartphone has shown up on the company s official site revealing the price tag of Rs 18,490. The smartphone is available in two color choices of gold and black. Off late, Samsung has been launching its new Galaxy On series smartphones in partnership with two of India s biggest e-commerce platforms — Flipkart and Amazon. The Galaxy On Nxt will also be sold exclusively on Flipkart starting 8:00PM. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 first look: A decent Redmi Note 10S competitorAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy Watch Active4 leaked renders show fresh design, flatter display
In tune with the teaser video posted by Samsung, the Galaxy On Nxt features a full metal unibody design and comes with a full HD display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top. Given the recent Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, the launch of Galaxy On Nxt at Rs 18,490 is likely to minimize the burning disappointment in the hearts of Indian users who had been long waiting for the flagship device. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 could get 50MP main rear camera sensor, not 108MP
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt specifications
The Galaxy On Nxt features a 5.5-inch full HD display offering 1920×1080 pixels resolution. In line with the rumors, the smartphone is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. It further includes 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB with the help of a microSD card.
On the camera front, the Galaxy On Nxt features a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and flash. The f/1.9 aperture claims to offer brighter and clearer images even in low light, and the camera is further capable of video recording in full HD (1920×1080) @30fps. For selfies, the smartphone offers an 8-megapixel front camera.
In terms of battery specification, the Galaxy On Nxt is backed by a 3,300mAh battery, which is claimed to offer up to 15 hours of LTE internet usage time and up to 21 hours of talk time. The Galaxy On Nxt is a dual-SIM smartphone that offer 4G LTE capabilities. A lot of smartphones these days claim to offer memory expansion and dual-SIM support, but offer a hybrid slot. The Galaxy On Nxt however features two separate trays for SIMs and a microSD card slot. Other connectivity options include GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, and Bluetooth v4.1. Unlike the fetish with USB Type-C connectors, the Galaxy On Nxt keeps it regular with a standard USB 2.0 support.
In the sub-Rs 20K segment, the Galaxy On Nxt competes with the likes of Lenovo Z2 Plus, Honor 8 Smart, and OnePlus 2. The Lenovo Z2 Plus was launched late September with prices starting Rs 17,999 for a 3GB RAM variant and Rs 19,999 for a 4GB RAM variant. In comparison with the Galaxy On Nxt, the Z2 Plus sports a 5-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor. In terms of camera, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with an 8-megapixel front camera. On the battery front, the Z2 Plus features a slightly bigger 3,500mAh battery. While the Galaxy On Nxt offers memory expansion capability, the Z2 Plus comes only in 32GB or 64GB variants with no option to further expand the storage.
Launched this month, the Honor 8 Smart is a variant of the Honor 8 and is priced at Rs 19,999. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch full HD display and is powered by the Kirin 650 octa-core chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone further offers a 13-megapixel rear camera coupled with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The Honor 8 Smart comes with 16GB of internal storage. The Galaxy On Nxt has more battery power than the Honor 8 which draws its juice from a 3,000mAh battery. ALSO READ: Honor 8 Smart with 13-megapixel camera launched in India: Price, specifications, and features
The Galaxy On Nxt also competes with the OnePlus 2 which is priced at Rs 17,999. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full HD display. It is powered by a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It comes with internal storage of 16GB, but with no option of further expansion. On the camera front, the OnePlus 2 offers 13-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording ability. The selfie camera is only 5-megapixel which in the new Galaxy On Nxt is at 8-megapixel. In terms of power, the OnePlus 2 also comes with a 3,300mAh battery.