Speculations are doing the rounds that Samsung is working on two devices in its new C series – the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 – but the South Korean electronics giant is yet to open up on it. However, it is reported that the new handsets will be released this month itself.
Sam Mobile China (via SamMobile) has claimed in a report that the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 will be released in May and are exclusively for the Chinese market. It added that the handsets from the newly-floated C line may fall between Samsung's budget and high-end smartphones in terms of price and specifications.
It also appears that the upcoming Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 will come to India, perhaps at a later date. A Samsung device with model number SM-C5000, believed to be the Galaxy C5, has made it to Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India, giving a hint that it could come to the country. The device is seen with a 5.2-inch screen.
Even if the devices come to India, it would happen weeks after they are released in China, like in the case of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016). Samsung is unlikely to launch mid-range smartphones in India at this moment, as it has been just a few days since the 2016 version of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 hit the stores.
Samsung is tight-lipped on the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 but Chinese website MyDriver (via SamMobile) has revealed several details ahead of its launch. The report claimed that the handsets share specifications like a FullHD 1,920x1080p display resolution, an Ultra High Quality Audio (UHQA), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 64-bit octa-core processor, an Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a 4GB RAM, a 32/64GB internal storage, a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture and an 8MP front-snapper.
According to the website, the Galaxy C5 will sport a 5.2-inch display, house a 2,600mAh battery and come with a price tag of 1,599 Yuan (around $246 / Rs. 16,300), while the Galaxy C7 is expected to have a 5.7-inch display, a 3,300mAh battery, and would be priced at 1,799 Yuan (around $276 / Rs. 18,400).