Samsung launches sleek metal-clad Galaxy C7 in China; price, specifications
Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7 (Representational image)Samsung Mobile (China) Press Kit

Samsung has finally launched its new mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy C5 in China almost three weeks after it was announced. The company has started shipping the device to those who had placed pre-orders.

The South Korean electronics giant unveiled the Galaxy C5 along with the Galaxy C7, devices from the newly floated C series, in China last month. It was reported that the handsets will not be released to other markets but the company is yet to confirm it.

Now, SamMobile has reported that the Galaxy C5, the lower-end sibling of the Galaxy C7 from the C family, has received its first firmware since its release. The firmware is currently available for download

The Samsung Galaxy C5 is a metal-clad handset and is priced at 2199 Yuan (around $335 / Rs. 22,500) for the 32GB variant, and 2399 Yuan (around $365 / Rs. 24,500) for the 64GB model. It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1,920×1,080 pixels (424 ppi pixel density), measures 145.9x72x6.7 mm in dimension and weighs 143 g.

The device has an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, an Adreno 405 GPU, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a 32GB/64GB internal storage, which expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture, and a 2600mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy C5 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS, NFC, and microUSB v2.0.