Samsung launches the Galaxy On series in India

Yesterday saw Samsung make a new play in the Indian market with the release of the Galaxy On series; namely, the Galaxy On5 and On7.
Both smartphones are designed to be used as media-centric smartphones; the On series will be available from Indian network Flipkart as of midnight today. Both phones arrive supporting a built-in ultra-data saving mode, which Samsung hopes will entice Indian youth as potential consumers.
Both phones arrive with a powerful battery; the Galaxy On5 arrives with a 2,600mAh battery, while the Galaxy On7 sports a 3,000mAh battery. The On5 is housed in a 5″ inch form factor, while the On7 steps into phablet territory at 5.5″.
Both phones arrive out-of-the-box with Android 5.1 Lollipop, and carry 720p screens as well as 15 megapixel primary camera, and a 5 megapixel front facing camera. Both phones possess 8GBs of internal storage, expandable by MicroSD up to 128GBs.
Users will additionally be able to listen to over 30 million music tracks with the preloaded Mix radio up.
The Galaxy On5 is expected to retail for Rs8,990 (approx R1890 ZAR), while the On7 is expected to retail for Rs10,990 (approx R2309 ZAR). There is presently no word if either device will arrive in South Africa.
What are your thoughts on the On5 and On7? Would the South African market benefit from Samsung’s ultra data saving tech? Let us know in the comments below!