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

Samsung released several handsets in the first half of 2016 in India and several more appear to be in the offing. Of the long line of devices expected this year, the Galaxy Note 7 aka Galaxy Note 6 is the most notable one, though the company is expected to release a series of budget and mid-range handsets to cater to the needs of the consumers.

The South Korean technology giant launched several devices like the flagship Galaxy S7, Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J3 (2016), Galaxy J1 (2016), Galaxy A9 (2016), and Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) in the first half of this year. More than half a dozen devices are expected to be added to the list in the second half.

The second half started off with Samsung releasing the Galaxy J2 (2016) and the Galaxy J Max in India on June 8. The former is a budget device with a priced tag of Rs. 9,750, while the later is a 7-inch phablet priced at Rs. 13,400.

Samsung is also expected to launch the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 in India soon. The devices have been released in China but are yet to spread to other markets. However, they have been cleared by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and spotted on Zauba website that tracks imports and exports in India, giving a hint that it could be released outside of China soon.

The Galaxy C5 was released in China with a price tag of 2199 Yuan (around $335 / Rs. 22,500) for the 32GB, and 2399 Yuan (around $365 / Rs. 24,500) for the 64GB, while the Galaxy C7 is priced at 2599 Yuan (around $396 / Rs. 26,600) for the 32GB model, and 2799 Yuan (around $427 / Rs. 28,600) for the 64GB.

However, the most-awaited Samsung device for the year is the Galaxy Note 7. The next-generation device is expected to be unveiled at the company's "Unpacked" event on Aug. 2. It is expected to features a 5.8-inch screen with 2,560x1,440 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a 64GB/128GB internal memory, a 10 nanometer 6GB RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery.

Samsung is also expected to release 2017 version of devices like the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 by the end of the year, as they were launched in December 2016. It is also reported that Samsung will release Galaxy A8 (2016) and Samsung Z2 in the next few weeks.

Samsung fans have lots to look up to in the next few months.

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