Galaxy C5 and C7 specs and prices tipped: 4 GB RAM, 16 MP camera, pegged to start from $246

Samsung seems ready to unleash another new line of phones, the midrange C-series, which should stand somewhere below its A-series, which in its turn is in the upper midrange, just below the flagship Galaxy S line. The difference from the A-class won't be as much in the specs sheet, as in the phones' outer appearance, which looks like an all-around metal chassis. That is still a premium design, yet sits a tad below the metal-and-glass fusion of the A or S lines. A new report now tips the full under-the-hood disclosure about the potential C-series.

Samsung is apparently readying to release two models - C5 and C7 - which will differ in screen and battery sizes only. The C5 is expected to feature a 5.2" panel, and the C7 a 5.7" one, both with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The phones are expected to be pretty thin - between 6mm and 7mm, and house 2,600 mAh or 3,300 mAh battery packs, accordingly. 

The rest of the C-series platform should be shared - a Snapdragon 617 64-bit octa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. On the camera front, the source reconfirms what we've heard before - a 16 MP shooter at the rear with f/1.9 aperture, and an 8 MP selfie camera at the front. Also, the phones should arrive with Samsung’s Ultra High Sound Quality (UHQA) sound setup.

How much for these two puppies? Well, if this latest leak holds water, the pricing in Yuan tells us that Samsung is prepping the phones for release in Asia first, and they are priced quite competitively for the cutthroat competition in China. The Galaxy C5 is supposedly going to cost the equivalent of $246 there, while the larger Galaxy C7 should be going for $276. Pretty competitive for handsets with these specs and 4 GB RAM, but these are tipped to be online prices for direct sales only, in order to keep Samsung in line with the pricing that Xiaomi, Meizu and other local brands are able to sustain. If and when the C-series hits the rest of the globe, the pricing might be different, but in any case we should know soon enough, given the barrage of leaks about the C5 and C7 in the last few weeks.

source: AH




Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Nice prices. Still looking forward to the One A9's successor and the Moto X "vertex"

2. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Good price

3. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If Samsung is trying to combat assault of low priced flagships (Mi 5 & OP 3) with these phones, then S652 would've been cherry on top.

18. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Nah, own exynos from Samsung would have been much better, may be 8990 like soc on 20nm as no one is using 20nm fabs.

19. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Since GPU sucks on all other SOCs from Qualcomm than flagship ones.

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah suck so bad thats my moto x play with SD615 run games like Real racing whitout any frame drop. freaking Samsung lover..

23. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

You can't make 8890 or 7420 like chips on 20nm. The voltage leak spirals out of control on HKMG for A57 or A72 cores. The only way forward is finfet.

5. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Wow that price is excellent for what you are getting

6. Guaire

Posts: 893; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Samsung CEO hinted online only sales months ago. That's probably the only way to regaining market share in China. Both has also 64GB models. And you can see 24bit 96-192kHz UHQA (Ultra High Quality Audio.) C line could be China only as C could be stand for China. If Samsung decides to make it global, other global Android manufacturers will be in trouble.

8. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

I expect it to reach atleast India as it would be a big hit here.

14. Guaire

Posts: 893; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

If it won't be China only, India most probably will be next market for C line for sure. Although online only Chinese brands flooding India, as well I know Samsung is still #1 smartphone vendor there. So maybe they might be reluctant at doing it. IMO launching them globally not just China and/or India is smart thing to do. If they ever decide to take advantage of their in house manufacturing capabilities with only online model they can stop Chines brands' global expansion before it started properly.

22. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Nah!! I don't expect these to reach India. My colleague who lives there was hoping that the Samsung galaxy A9 comes there to buy it to his dad who loves phablets. Alas it wasn't there.

7. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Pricing is good. Actually best from samsung yet. But if it had sd 650 and was priced $10-15 more, it would have been a blockbuster. Then samsung would have been surely on top again. I think samsung is trying to reach a similar postion but at same time wants to maintain profir margin. They are getting closer and closer. In 2-3 year, Samsung might be in its best form again.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah, I'm not sure why OEMs don't do this. Develop a phone design and plans using a SoC like the 615, come up with a very competitive price, then slap something better like the 650/652 in it and charge $25-50 more and have the uncontested king of value phone. Online sales only, too.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Because if you do this you will canibalize the higher end market for your own brand as well... Just look at iphone SE canibalizing the sales of iphone 6 and 6S

26. Guaire

Posts: 893; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I highly doubt that that SE sales is going well.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Bring it to the USA for the same price, and Cupertino's sales will drop even more.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Always bringing Apple into everything. Your like a dude who can't stop talking about his Ex. There is almost no chance these phones will reach American shores.

11. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

damn that pricing

15. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Here they go again with this thought of metal and glass being premium. It looks better, but metal only is more durable. Glass covered phones will crack very easily.

20. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I don't think this is true because it would kill the J-series for that price.

21. aimkul

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

wish samsung releases it in india at that price would be a big hit but then again typical samsung they will not launch it in india and if fortunately they do so they will be price almost 1.5x Samsung is loosing its ground it will cont. until samsung does something out of park

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