Samsung has released over half a dozen devices in India in the first half of 2016 itself, and it is expected to add as many numbers in the next few months.
The South Korean technology giant appears to be trying to consolidate its position in the country, as it has released several budget and mid-budget smartphones besides high-end handsets.
Samsung launched several devices like its flagship smartphone Galaxy S7, Galaxy J1 (2016), Galaxy J3 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy A9 (2016), and Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) in India in the first half of the year. It is expected to release more devices, including the much-awaited Galaxy Note 7 in the second half.
The company released the Galaxy J2 (2016), a budget smartphone priced at Rs. 9,750, and the Galaxy J Max (priced Rs. 13,400) in India on June 8. The next Samsung handset that will see the light of day is the Galaxy Note 7, the successor of Galaxy Note 5. It is expected to be unveiled on Aug. 2 before releasing into the market a few days later.
The South Korean smartphone maker is also expected to release devices like the Samsung Z2, Galaxy A8 (2016), the Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) before the end of this year.
Samsung has released the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 in China but they are yet to come to India. It was earlier reported that the device will be exclusive to China, but it is very likely to be released in other markets too, as it has been spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India, and cleared by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).
The Galaxy C5 is priced at 2199 Yuan (around $335 / Rs. 22,500) for the 32GB, and 2399 Yuan (around $365 / Rs. 24,500) for the 64GB. It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1,920×1,080 pixels, powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. It also features a 32/64GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), a 4GB RAM, a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture, and a 2,600mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
On the other hand, the Galaxy C7 comes with a price of 2599 Yuan (around $396 / Rs. 26,600) for the 32GB, and 2799 Yuan (around $427 / Rs. 28,600) for the 64GB. It features a 5.7-inch full HD super AMOLED screen with 1,920x1,080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a 32/64GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), and a 4GB RAM. The device also comes with a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture, and a 3,300mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.