Samsung released several devices, varying from high-end to mid-range to budget categories, in the first half of 2016. Its flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 edge stole the limelight as expected, and the hype has now fallen on the upcoming Galaxy Note 7. But that doesn't mean Samsung is all about these premium devices.
The South Korean technology giant has released over half a dozen budget and mid-range devices, like the Galaxy J1 (2016), Galaxy J3 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy A9 (2016), and Galaxy A9 Pro (2016). The latest handsets to join the list of Samsung devices released this year are the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7.
Samsung announced its flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, at the Mobile World Congress in February, before launching them in March. The devices share similar specifications, except the screen size, with the former sporting a 5.1-inch QHD super AMOLED screen with 2,560x1,440 pixels (577 ppi pixel density), and the latter sporting a 5.5-inch QHD super AMOLED display with 2,560x1,440 pixels (534 ppi pixel density).
The flagships are powered by a Samsung Exynos 8890/Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and come packed with a 32GB/64GB internal memory (expandable up to 200GB via microSD card) and 4GB RAM. It also has a 12MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture, smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), a 5MP front-snapper with F/1.7 aperture, and a 3,000mAh battery with Fast Charging technology.
The South Korean company also released a couple of high-end devices, like the Galaxy A9 (2016) and Galaxy A9 Pro (2016). The Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) belong to mid-range category, while the Galaxy J1 (2016) and Galaxy J3 (2016) are budget smartphones.
Samsung has floated a new product line, the C-series, and has released two devices – the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 – from the family. These handsets have been released in China but they are yet to spread to other markets. It is not confirmed if the devices will be released outside Chinese market.
The Galaxy C5 comes with a price tag of 2199 Yuan (around $335 / Rs. 22,500) for the 32GB variant, and 2399 Yuan (around $365 / Rs. 24,500) for the 64GB. It has a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1,920×1,080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a 32/64GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), and a 4GB RAM. It mounts 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.
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. 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 has 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.