Galaxy C5 and C7 media renders pop up, new rumor pegs higher prices

Galaxy C5 and C7 media renders pop up, new rumor pegs higher prices
After years of painfully inconsistent product naming strategies, Samsung has finally settled down on something a bit simpler. The Galaxy phones of the day are suffixed with just a letter and a number. Like the Galaxy C5 and C7, both of which we've been occasionally coming across in the wild this past month. And guess what, we just came across another find: seemingly official media renders of the two.

Expected to make an entry on the Chinese market first, the C5 and C7 are nothing to sneeze at, despite their non-flagship status. Both devices are on the large side, with 5.2- and 5.7-inch, 1080p screen respectively, housed within what appears (and is rumored to be) an all-metal, kind-of-HTC-One-series-like metal body. 

On the processing side, we're looking at either a split between Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 and 625 processors or the former for both. The chipset is supposedly coupled with the ample 4 gigs of RAM and 32GB of storage. As for imaging, we're told to expect a 16-megapixel main snapper with wide, f/1.9 lens, along with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Both devices are said to offer support for rapid charging, allowing you to quickly top off their 2,500mAh/3,300mAh juicers. The Samsung TouchWiz interface on board is expected to be based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. 

Finally, our last piece of intel concerns pricing, and here we have some bad news. Instead of prices starting at about $250 as previously rumored, sources in China now claim the C-line will be more expensive, starting at about $335 for the C5 at 32GB and $400 for the C7 with the same storage allowance.

source: Tech QQ



1. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Copied Sony xperia p metal back

2. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Metal backs existed before the Xperia P.

4. Feanor

Posts: 1417; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

He means the T-line antenna strips. He is right. HTC One M7 copied it from Sony Xperia P and now Samsung feel safe that people will have meanwhile forgotten about these old handsets and they are clearly ripping it off. Typical Samsung.

15. Kumar123 unregistered

Oh, Xperia P. It had such an unique design. Really eye catching. It was my last android phone before I switch to ios. I must say Sony's new flagship xperia X performance is the least attractive looking flagship phone Sony announced in years. Its looks fat, chunky and unattractive unlike the cool and attractive looking Z5 Premium, z3+. Their mid-range X phone's with almost zero side bazel looks much better than their flagship phones. I hope they take their mid range phones design for their flagship phone because finally Sony's UI looks attractive and modern.

19. Feanor

Posts: 1417; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

The fingerprint scanner and possibly waterproofing doesn't allow for these thin bezels, otherwise Sony would have done it.

21. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

How else should the antennas be shaped... Honestly, I'm sick of everyone needing to point out that *literally every* phone is copied from another one. You can't do antenna bands any other way that doesn't exist... God dammit.

22. Feanor

Posts: 1417; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

They definitely don't need to be T-shaped to work, come on... Of course all steering wheels are round, but they don't need to have the same shape.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Copying isn't illegal, unless what you are copying is patented, which case its no longer copying; it would be stealing.

3. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I think it's got HTC, iPhone 6, a bit of everything really, phones are all starting to look alike really. Designers are lazy, or rather the bosses don't like to be different...

5. Feanor

Posts: 1417; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

It's marketing psychology. Companies discover that people feel subconsciously safer buying a copy of something popular like e.g. an iPhone because they think that design similarity means also similar quality, technology and user experience. Which ultimately strangles differentiation. Samsung is a master in this and it has served them well.

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

That's the sad thing though - those horrible grey antenna lines were never a good solution, it was actually done better in the iPhone 4 with separate panels but then Apple copied the M7 because they couldn't come up with anything better and now there are copies of the copies when it was never a good styling point in the first place!


Posts: 945; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Looks more like HTC 10

11. Cyberchum

Posts: 1107; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Just shut it.

13. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

"Samsung copied Sony" LOL Such a pitiful, shameless and baseless comment from a very delusional Sony fanboy. I think there is a note of desperation in Sony's future already? To be honest, it's kind of insulting to Samsung while mentioning Sony in this article. Nice try though.

14. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

400$ with that specs I'll just wait for asus zenfone or get the g4 plus.

7. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

The Series and Note series are top notch. The rest of the series are no good. Can't they get it through thier stupid head, that Android sucks on midrange and basic specs.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Wrong, my friend

17. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

android run perfectly fine on any processor that better than SD410.. and samsung's low-end really sucks... A series and above is fine

9. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I don't expect much that samsung will give a lower price just like Chinese brand for the specs lol.

10. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

I hope galaxy C7 wear the battery capacity of 3250 mAh .

16. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

that pink colour of C5/7 reminds me of iphone

20. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

$400 should give little more than that !! SD617 is kinda not acceptable !!

23. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Lol....they introduced new series to mock iphones design

24. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

did they really need these ugly antenna lines???

25. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I like what Samsung is doing to their midrangers. Colored backs and white/black front. Would love to see it on the S and Note line.

26. Chuck007

Posts: 1415; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Samsung always experiments with new "design cues" for newer+cheaper lines and uses design elements from it for their next Galaxy S flagship. Certainly hope the S8 doesn't look like this cause it'll be a disaster..

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