A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
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Samsung is keeping mum on its upcoming mid-range smartphone Galaxy C9, but leaks have hinted that its launch is imminent as it has been cleared by Chinese telecom equipment certification authority TENAA. The device is expected to be announced in October or November.

Galaxy C9 is Samsung's third handset from its C-series. The company released Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 a few months ago, but they are exclusive to the Chinese market. So, it appears like the upcoming Galaxy C9 will not be made available outside China, including India.

Galaxy C9 with model number SM-C9000 has been spotted on Zauba, an imports and exports tracking site in India, and certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is now set for release as it has finally passed TENAA.

The device sports a 6-inch Full HD Super ANOLED screen with 1,920×1,080 resolution, measure 162.9x80.7x6.9 mm in dimension, and weighs 185 g, according to TENAA. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, a 6GB RAM, and a 4000mAH battery.

According to benchmarking sites, Galaxy C9 will feature a 6-inch FullHD display with 920x1080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, a 6GB RAM, dual16MP cameras, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, and a 4,000mAh battery.