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Samsung appears to be gearing up to release the Galaxy C5, a new device from its C series, as several details of the device have surfaced over the last few weeks. It has now emerged that the handset has received the TENAA certification.

The South Korean electronics giant is tight-lipped on its purported mid-range smartphone, Galaxy C5, but TechUpdate3 (via SamMobile) has claimed in a report that it would be unveiled in China on May 26 along with the Galaxy C7. 

Chinese telecom equipment certification authority TENAA has now cleared a Samsung device with model number SM-C5000, which is believed to be the Galaxy C5, reported TimesNews. Launch of the device is imminent now, as TENAA is equivalent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in China. 

The Galaxy C5 (SM-C5000) was earlier seen on Bluetooth SIG for certification, which is a prerequisite before the release of a smartphone. It was also spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India, with 5.2-inch screen.

According to TENAA listing, the Galaxy C5 will sport a 5.2-inch AMOLED full-HD display with 1,920×1,080 pixel resolution, measures 145.9×72×6.7 mm in dimension, weighs 153 g and houses a 2,600mAh battery. It is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, an Adreno 405 GPU, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS out of the box, 32/64GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), 4GB RAM, an 8MP or 16MP main camera and 8MP front-snapper.

Geekbench benchmark had earlier exposed major specifications of the device. According to the benchmarking site, it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC processor clocking at 1.5GHz, runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, houses an Adreno 405 GPU, and come packed with a 4GB RAM. 

The device is expected to have a metal body and sleek design. It is seen with a price tag of Rs. 13,564 on Zauba but it is not the market price, which means it can vary when it hits the stores.