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It has been speculated for quite sometime now that Samsung is planning to release two devices – the Galaxy C5 and the Galaxy C7 – from its new C series this month. It has now emerged that the mid-range handsets are indeed coming next week.

A report by TechUpdate3 (via SamMobile) has claimed that the the Galaxy C5 and the Galaxy C7 will be unveiled in China on May 26. Samsung is yet to reveal anything on the upcoming devices, but several details, including specifications and pricing have been leaked over the last few weeks.

It is reported that the devices will be exclusively released in the Chinese market but a device with model number SM-C5000, believed to be the Galaxy C5, and a 5.2-inch screen has been spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India, hinting that they could be released outside China.

According to Chinese website MyDriver (via SamMobile), the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 will share several specifications like a FullHD 1,920x1080p display resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 64-bit octa-core processor, an Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 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). The devices are expected to have a metal unibody measuring between 6mm and 7mm in thickness, and available in Silver, Gold, Pink and Gray colours. 

The report 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 / Rs. 16300). The Galaxy C7 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch display, a 3,300mAh battery, and priced at 1,799 Yuan (around $276 / Rs. 18400).