A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
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Samsung appears to be in the process of bringing yet another mid-range series to its existing lines, and this time it could be the Galaxy C series. Recent leaks have suggested that the South Korean technology giant is planning to consolidate its hold on the budget and mid-range smartphone market.

A Geekbench 3 benchmark test has revealed that Samsung is working on a new series called the Galaxy C, according to a report by Telefoobabonnement (via Phone Arena). The new device with model number SM-C5000 is seen on Geekbench with a Snapdragon 617 SoC, an octa-core CPU, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the Adreno 405 GPU and a 4GB RAM.

The report is in line with the new device that was recently spotted on the Zauba website that tracks imports and exports in India. The device, with model number SM-C5000, was meant for testing, and R&D purpose. The description says it's a handset with a 5.2-inch display.

Samsung Electronics has been focusing on budget and mid-range smartphones in what seems like an attempt to penetrate into emerging markets like India, where the future of mobile handsets lies. Mobile phone markets in developed countries have quite reached the saturation stage.

The company has released several devices from the Galaxy A, Galaxy J and galaxy Z series. It has already released the 2016 version of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy J1, Galaxy A9, Galaxy A9 Pro, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J7, and now there seems to be more handsets in line.