Mystery Galaxy C7 spotted on AnTuTu, no-compromise midranger?

Mystery Galaxy C7 spotted on AnTuTu, no-compromise midranger?
An AnTuTu benchmark screenshot of a mysterious new Samsung handset popped up on Chinese social media Weibo. The device is allegedly called the Galaxy C7, code name SM-C7000, and seems to be of the upper-midrange variety.

According to the information provided, the new Sammy handset will tote a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4 GB of RAM under the hood, and a 1080x1920 pixel resolution display up front. Its cameras are pegged as a 16 MP main shooter, and 8 MP selfie snapper, internal storage has 32 GB of space, and, of course, its software runs on top of the latest build of Android – 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

This looks like a handset that would fit right between the midrange Galaxy A7 and flagship Galaxy S7 on Samsung's tier tree. We would assume that it will also be dressed in shiny metal and glass materials. At first look, it could be a great choice for those that don't care much about QHD (1440 x 2560) resolution on their phone and would rather grab a fairly high-class handset from Samsung at a lower price point than what the S7 goes for. According to the screenshots, the device got 60140 points — that's not too bad – it's tailing last year's Galaxy S6 by a bit.


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17 Comments

1. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Actually, it says "SD625" and not 652

5. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Oops. Correct

14. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Snapdragon 625 >> Exynos 7580 in A7 (14nm archtecture in SD 625 vs 28nm in Exysnos 7580 and a better GPU too). It remains to be seen if they will actually price the C series below the A series. C series would be a much better buy if that's the case.

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Hopefully it will be smaller, otherwise there is really no point in releasing this phone as it has almost same specs like A5

3. SASANK360

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 25, 2015

It says Snapdragon 625. Not SD 652. SD652 is much more powerfull. 4x A72 + 4x A53 + Adreno 510. SD 625 which powers this C7 device... has 8 Cortex A53 cores clocked upto 2Ghz. And adreno 506 gpu. Clearly SD652 is better than SD625. So the title of this article is not appropriate. Not exactly " no compromise " midranger.

7. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

For a mid-ranger phone, SD652 is much more than enough but 4GB of RAM is a big future prove, so "no compromise" is still true here.

13. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Snapdragon 625 is based on 14nm architecture, so it should be really efficient and plenty powerful. Great soc for mid range devices.

4. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

The C series may make sense. They may be placed immediately below to the A series. The usp being full metal build for people who are not keen on the glass back A series bodies.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

16MP camera.. still have a chance to be sucessor of camera-centric GalaxyK

8. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

SD 625 is like the newer version of SD 801

9. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Name of the game are 6.3'' bezel-less smartphones. There lies the fortune in smartphone industry. Had I a production line in my living room, I would become a billionaire.

10. micmacz1234

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 19, 2016

Actually the biggest compromise will be the lack of software updates from Samsung.

16. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

indeed hopefully sammy can do better this time

11. wedhos

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

hmm ....! as consumers will be more confused by the many choices offered by samsung series

12. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Please change the title of this article. it does not match with the specs that this phone offer!

15. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

4GB of RAM in a mid-range device (high-end flagship standard) plus , snapdragon 625 based on 14nm architecture (more efficient and powerful) and 32GB of ROM (base storage of a flagship even thou high-end flagship use speedy storage) fingers crossed , sammy

17. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Samsung Galaxy C7 = Samsung Galaxy S7 Compact?

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