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As expected, Samsung has announced its new mid-range smartphone Galaxy C5 in China after weeks of speculation. The device has most of the specifications leaked in the past. But surprisingly, the other device from the C series, the Galaxy C7, is not to be seen.

The Galaxy C5 is now on the company's Chinese website (via FoneArena). It has a complete metal body and features fingersprint sensor on the home button. It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1,920×1,080 pixels (424 ppi pixel density), measures 145.9 x 72 x 6.7 mm in dimension and weighs 143g. 

Under the hood, the handset has an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with Adreno 405 GPU, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a 32GB/64GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture, and a 2600mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

In terms of connectivity, the smartphone supports Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.2, GPS and NFC. It comes in four colours -- Gold, Pink Gold, Silver and Grey.

The Galaxy C5 comes with a price tag of 2199 Yuan (around $335/Rs. 22,500) for the 32GB model, and 2399 Yuan (around $365/Rs. 24,500) for the 64GB version. It is already up for pre-orders in several online retail stores in China and will be up for sale starting June 17.

It is still not known if the device will be released outside China, but a device with model number SM-C5000 has been spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India, giving a hint that it could be released in other markets.

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