A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
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Samsung's upcoming devices from the C series -- Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 -- may not fall into the budget smartphone category as expected and rather come with a higher price tag, if reports are anything to go by. The handsets could cost more than the recently released Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016).

The South Korean technoly giant is tight-lipped on the release date of the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7, however, a report by TechUpdate3 (via SamMobile) has claimed that they will be announced in China on May 26. It is also reported that Chinese telecom equipment certification authority TENAA has cleared a device with model number SM-C5000, which is believed to be the Galaxy C5, hinting that its launch is not far off.

Interestingly, a reported by DigiTech (via PhoneArena) has reported that the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 may cost more than what has been reported. It claimed that the 32GB model of the Galaxy C5 could come with a price tag of about $335, and the 32GB variant of the Galaxy C7 may cost $400. It was earlier reported that $250 could be the starting price of the device from the newly floated C series.

Chinese website MyDrivers has claimed that the Galaxy C5 will sport a 5.2-inch display, house a 2,600mAh battery and come with a price tag of 1,599 Yuan (around $246), while the Galaxy C7 have a 5.7-inch display, a 3,300mAh battery, and priced at 1,799 Yuan (around $276).

The report went on to say that the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 would share several specifications, including a FullHD 1,920x1080p display resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 64-bit octa-core processor, and an Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Both the devices are expected to come with a 4GB RAM, a 32/64GB internal storage, a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP front-snapper, and an Ultra High Quality Audio (UHQA).