Samsung launches sleek metal-clad Galaxy C7 in China; price, specifications
Samsung Galaxy C5 (rose pink) and C7 (Maple Leaf gold)Samsung Mobile (China) Press Kit

After unveiling the 5.2-inch Galaxy C5, Samsung took the wraps off its bigger sibling 5.7-inch Galaxy C7 in China on May 27.

The new Galaxy C7 flaunts a sleek metal-clad body measuring just 6.8mm in thickness and boasts a massive 3,300mAh battery inside.

It also features 5.7-inch full HD super AMOLED screen, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU, 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB inbuilt storage.

The Galaxy C7 houses same camera hardware as seen in the Galaxy C5 series. It comes packed with a 16MP shooter with f/1.9 aperture, dual-tone LED flash on the rear and an 8MP front snapper with 1/1.9 aperture.

The company has confirmed that the Galaxy C7 — 32GB and 64GB — costs ¥2599 (around $396/€354/Rs. 26,576) and ¥2799 (around $427/€381/Rs. 28,621), respectively. They will be made available in gold, grey, pink gold and silver colour options and are expected to hit stores initially in China, but there is no word on the device's actual date of release.

So far, Samsung has only confirmed Galaxy C5 will hit stores on June 17 in China. [Price details are provided in the table below]

Watch this space for more updates on Galaxy C7's release date.

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy C7 and Galaxy C5:

Models Samsung Galaxy C5 Samsung Galaxy C7
Display 5.2-inch (1920x1080p) full HD super AMOLED screen 5.7-inch (1920x1080p) full HD super AMOLED screen
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 64-bit class 28 nanometer LP-based 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core CPU 64-bit class 14 nanometer LPP-based 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 506
RAM 4GB 4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB (expandable up to 128GB) 32GB/64GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Camera
  • Main: 16MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.9 aperture
  • Front: 8MP camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • Main: 16MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.9 aperture
  • Front: 8MP camera with f/1.9 aperture
Battery 2600mAh cell with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology 3300mAh cell with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, Dual-SIM slots (hybrid: nano + nano or micro SD card), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4GHz + 5GHz), NFC, A-GPS Fingerprint sensor, Dual-SIM slots (hybrid: nano + nano or micro SD card), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4GHz + 5GHz), NFC, A-GPS
Dimensions 145.9 x 72.0 x 6.7 mm 156.6 x 77.2 x 6.8 mm
Weight 143g 165g
Colours gold, grey, pink gold and silver gold, grey, pink gold and silver
Price
  • 32GB: ¥2199 (around $335.48/€299/Rs. 22,492)
  • 64GB: ¥2399 (around $366/€327/Rs. 24,538)
  • 32GB: ¥2599 (around $396/€354/Rs. 26,576)
  • 64GB: ¥2799 (around $427/€381/Rs. 28,621)
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