Samsung to launch foldable smartphone next year: Will it be the Galaxy S8?
Samsung to launch foldable smartphone next year: Will it be the Galaxy S8?REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Samsung is facing an unprecedented issue after it has been forced to recall all the units of the Galaxy Note 7 for faulty batteries, but that won't stop it from releasing more devices. It is reportedly planning to release a series of mid-range and high-end devices in the next few months, and one of them is the Galaxy C9.

The South Korean technology giant is yet to reveal the release date and other details of the Galaxy C9, but its launch is imminent as the device has made it to Zauba, an imports and exports-tracking site in India, for testing. It will be the third device from the C-series – after the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7.

The new Galaxy C9, with model number SM-C9000, has been spotted on Zauba, but it is seen with a 5.7-inch screen in one of the posts and a 6-inch screen in another, giving a hint that it could come in two variants. Both the devices come with a price tag of Rs 17,107, although the price may change at the time of launch.

It was earlier reported that the Samsung Galaxy C9 is codenamed "Amy" with model number SM-C9000. It went on to say that the handset will sport a 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display and share several features with the Galaxy C5.

Samsung released the Galaxy C5, along with the Galaxy C7, a couple of months ago. It comes with features like a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1,920×1,080 pixels, an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, 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 2,600mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

The devices from the C family were exclusively available only in China, so it appears that the Galaxy C9 too will not be released in India and other markets.