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Samsung Galaxy C5 is looking like a premium mid-range smartphone


The Samsung Galaxy smartphone family is getting a whole lot bigger. After having the Galaxy S, A, E and J series, the Korean maker is about to launch its new Galaxy C line up that could overlap with its current Galaxy A (2016) smartphones.


The Galaxy C5 has popped by China’s TENAA certification and it looks like a mid-range device with a premium build. Unlike the Galaxy A (2016) series that has a glass back, the Galaxy C5 has a unibody metal construction along with a familiar antenna band lines at the rear.

According to the listed spec-sheet, the Galaxy C5 has a 5.2″ Full HD AMOLED display and it is likely to be powered by a Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core processor. It gets a generous 4GB of RAM along with a generous storage option of 32GB or 64GB which is expandable with microSD.

For cameras, it gets a 16MP rear unit along with a large 8MP front shooter. Keeping the lights on is a 2,600mAh battery which is quite small, but at least it’s larger than the HTC One A9 (2150mAh). The Galaxy C5 is said to be making its debut in China on 26 May and there’s no indication if it will be released for international markets.


Alexander Wong