Samsung has announced a new line of smartphones in China, the Galaxy C series. It includes two mid-rangers, the Galaxy C5 and the Galaxy C7.
The C series has seen a lot of leaks online, and it was already established what it was going to look like. We weren’t disappointed when Samsung finally took the wraps off the new devices at an event in China.
The new C series is a mid-ranger and comes somewhere in between the E series and the A series of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Samsung has used an all metal design for the new Galaxy C5 and is quite thin at 6.7 mm. It is also on the lighter side and weighs just 143 grams.
The C5 is currently only launched in China, but it did get certified for US by the FCC, so we could see it hit the western shores soon.
With the Galaxy C5, you get a 5.2 inch full HD AMOLED display for your viewing pleasure. Under the hood, Samsung has included mid-tier hardware such as a Snapdragon 617 processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded via a microSD slot up to 128GB.
There’s a decent 16-megapixel camera at the back with a f/1.9 aperture and dual LED flash. The front camera is an 8-megapixel unit that should be good enough for selfies.
The Home button at the front also doubles as a fingerprint scanner and works with Samsung Pay. A 2600 mAh battery is included to keep the phone running throughout the day.
The Samsung Galaxy C5 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board and is available in gold, pink gold, gray and silver color options. As of now, the C5 will only be available in China.
The 32GB variant will cost 2199 yuan, which is around $335. The Galaxy C5 with 64GB of storage will be available for 2399 yuan, which equates to around $365. If you’re in China, you can pre-order one now. Samsung will start shipping the device from June 17.