Samsung Galaxy C5 is unveiled in China with SD-617 SoC, 4GB RAM and 16MP f/1.9 rear camera

Samsung Galaxy C5 is unveiled in China with SD-617 SoC, 4GB RAM and 16MP f/1.9 rear camera
After getting certified in China by TENAA, and in the U.S. by the FCC, there was just one last thing that had to be done for the Samsung Galaxy C5, and that took place overnight during U.S. hours. While those in the states were dreaming, Samsung officially unveiled the device. Previous leaks, which we passed along to you guys of course, had already alerted us as to what to expect from the phone in terms of looks and specs.

The metal-clad device features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The Snapdragon 617 SoC is under the hood bringing an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of expandable native storage. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional memory. A fingerprint scanner is on board which means that the model supports mobile payment service Samsung Pay.

A 16MP camera can be found on the back of the unit, sporting an f/1.9 aperture. The front-facing 8MP camera is ready to shoot selfies and handle video chats. A 2600mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. Also pre-loaded is My Knox, which allows users to employ this device at the office thanks to the safe app container that won't mingle with personal apps.

The Galaxy C5 is quite svelte at 6.7mm, and weighs just 143 grams. Color options include gold, pink gold, gray and silver. At this point, the phone is apparently being offered in China only. Still, we can't discount the FCC certification which gives us a reason to believe that we could see the handset U.S. bound at some point before the end of the year.

source: Samsung (translated) via SamMobile



1. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

if priced below 350$ then it is a direct hit to most of Chinese phones nice design + good species + good camera + price

11. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Agree. Good specs!! I wish the price is right. The A series specs were off-balance with Low RAM & LOW storage. This C series specs is RIGHT!!!

19. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Err no. For $350 you can get a SD820 from China. Plus this shouldn't cost $20 more than the Moto G4 Plus but I pretty much get that it'll be above $300 and nobody can say why. Plus don't expect this to get Android N anywhere near December 2017 when O will be on every Nexus and Moto device.

20. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

The C7 is 396 dollars and it has better specs

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I don't see the point in 4GB ram with a S617

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

For us few on here...but for the world outside, the more the merrier!! This one reminds me of the "old" iPhone design.../s

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

S617 is more than enough for casual users, and in case you don't get it yet, not everyone is a techie. 4GB RAM is still useful even for casual use though.

12. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Perhaps Android N is resource monster.

13. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Future Proofing. The more RAM, the longer it can be use.

3. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I have a Galaxy s6 soon to get the s7... should I just wait for the s8 since it's probably gonna be all metal??

8. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

I encourage you to wait till Galaxy s8 cause it's gonna be different and maybe there will be a change of design if you can't wait till then , then at least wait for note 6 maybe it's better or if you don't like it then the prices of s 7 will go really down

18. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

S7 is just an s6 with bigger battery. I suggest you should wait for the S8 to get some real upgrades. One year upgrades are usually pointless.

24. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

Go for the Note 6. It's going to be a behemoth. And it's basically the same size, what's .3-.5 inches?

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Samsung Iphone M10 lol mix of samsung , htc and apple design in there. Look good to be truthfull.

6. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

If you're in China, you can pre-order the 32GB Galaxy C5 for CNY 2,200 ($335/€300) and the 64GB one for CNY 2,400 ($370/€330). Outside of China, well, stay tuned. No word on the bigger Galaxy C7 either. ----according to GSMArena/ And that pricing just breaks my heart!

14. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

I wonder if China version of Samsung Galaxy have a Google Play store.

22. youling

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

absolutely not

7. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

it looked like an iPhone ! i mean samsung can do better than this

10. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Samsung 'C'opycat edition!!!

16. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

China only!Welcome in uk with a max price of £250!

17. shady_maniac

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

Truth be told - Snapdragon 61x sucks big time. I'd rather prefer the Helio P10.

21. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Snapdragon 620 series is good though. The 625 uses the same configuration as the P10 but it's on 14nm vs 28nm

23. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It reminds me of a Meizu phone which reminds me of a Samsung phone. It's a cycle.

25. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

Does it really matter? Like seiously, 2016.... Internet shopping anyone?

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