People pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo
People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Samsung is tight-lipped on its upcoming devices Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7, but hype around them has gained momentum over the last few weeks as the release date is drawing close. The handsets are said to be a new floated C series.

Not much has been leaked on the Galaxy C7, but a device with model number SM-C5000, which is believed to be the Galaxy C5, has reportedly received certification from the Chinese telecom equipment certification authority TENAA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), giving a clear hint that its release date is not far off.

A report by TechUpdate3 (via SamMobile) has claimed that the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 will be unveiled in China on Thursday. There are also reports doing the rounds that the device will be made available only in China, but a device with model number SM-C5000 has been spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India. So it wouldn't come as a surprise if the handsets are released in other markets too. 

According to Chinese website MyDrivers (via SamMobile), the Galaxy C5 will sport a 5.2-inch display, house a 2,600mAh battery and priced at 1,599 Yuan (around $246), while the Galaxy C7 will sport a 5.7-inch display, a 3,300mAh battery, and comes with a price tag of 1,799 Yuan (around $276). The devices are expected to share other specifications, including processor.

The report went on to mention that the device will have a FullHD 1,920x1080p display resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 64-bit octa-core processor, an Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a 32/64GB internal storage, a 4GB RAM, a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP front-snapper, and an Ultra High Quality Audio (UHQA).

A report by DigiTech (via PhoneArena) has claimed that the 32GB model of the Galaxy C5 could be priced at about $335, and the 32GB variant of the Galaxy C7 at $400, contradicting earlier report that the price of the devices from C series could start from $250.

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