Samsung's all-metal Galaxy C5 leaked: looks a bit like the HTC 10 (UPDATE)
posted by Ben R. / May 05, 2016, 11:01 AM
UPDATE: More pics of the device sans the shiny case have been added to the gallery.
Along with its higher-end product lines such as the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series, Samsung has plenty of coverage as far as the mid-range market is concerned. In fact, it wouldn't be outlandish to suggest that the South Korean company has pretty much saturated the market with new lines over the last few years. And yet, here we are once more with another leak of a new, previously unseen, so-called 'Galaxy C5'. If there's one thing that seems to get smartphone fans in a tizzy, it's the promise of a metal finish, and according to brand new images of this C5 handset, it'll be another metallic maestro.
has already been spotted in benchmarks with a fairly strong assortment of specs. The new images, however, add some legitimacy to the whispers, and apparently, the device is being manufactured as a response to the growing number of Chinese firms that are grinding out cheap-but-powerful mid-rangers.The Galaxy C line has been suggested on a couple of occasions before now. The Galaxy C7, for example,
The device, which supposedly carries the model number SM-C5000, may look a tad glossy in the photos. This is because it's covered in a silicone case, which we cannot help but wish was taken off just for the benefit of the snaps.
Still, what about those specs? It's said to be a powerful device packing a Snapdragon 615 or Snapdragon 617 with Adreno 405 graphics. With 4 GB of RAM to boot, it perhaps belongs in that mid-to-high-end category just below the likes of the Galaxy S7. Elsewhere, the Galaxy C5 is expected to boast a 16-megapixel main shooter allied to a strong-sounding 8-megapixel selfie camera, and users can expect a staple of Android 6.0 Marshmallow chased with a dash of Samsung's own TouchWiz UX.
Just when, and indeed where Samsung plans to launch the device is a matter of debate. The design is very un-Samsung-like, and to our eyes, vaguely follows the designs of Apple's iPhone 6s and the HTC 10. All of this only adds to the intrigue, and with word on the street that Sammy wants to tackle the rising army of powerful-yet-cheap models out of China, we'd expect it to be priced considerably lower than those devices aforementioned.
What do you make of this new device, particularly the design? Take a look at the snaps and be sure to share your thoughts below.
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Considering Sammy is selling their pathetic Galaxy J2 for $150 here which has a pathetic, cheap, and unreliable Spreadtrum SoC... It's quite safe to assume that it'll be in the realm of $500 (Give or Take)... On par with iPhone SE... Sorry Sammy, but I'd prefer a Nexus 6P...
posted on May 05, 2016, 10:06 AM 6
You can get an S7 for 500$ if you shop smartly. Samsung would be dumb to price it that high.
posted on May 05, 2016, 10:34 AM 4
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@sarcastic_nerd What do you mean by "Shop Smartly"...??? Should I beg to the sales man than I'm a poor lad on pension and want this S7 for my little (and imaginary) granddaughter for her 16th birthday??? Come-on, not everyone likes to beg, you know!
posted on May 05, 2016, 10:47 AM 3
Why did the s7 have glass back if they had this i would not be waiting for oem back glass on the mail
posted on May 05, 2016, 12:56 PM 2
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That is ugly as sin! Who at Samsung thought this was a good design choice? P.S. I like the camera shape though. I've always preferred sqaured to circle shaped cameras.
posted on May 05, 2016, 10:09 AM 2
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The camera shape is what adds to the ugliness. No camera lens is square, that's just wrong. But then again, Sammy likes to do things backwards just to be different or whatever their reason is.
posted on May 05, 2016, 12:50 PM 7
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Last pic is kinda reminiscent of HTC One M9.
posted on May 05, 2016, 10:14 AM 6
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Metal unibody + antenna lines !=(not equal to) iPhone copy/ HTC copy/ iPhone HTC baby.
posted on May 05, 2016, 12:57 PM 0
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So Samsung makes multiple versions in the A series, C Series, J series, S Series, Note Series... no wonder they hold the market share for most devices sold.
posted on May 05, 2016, 10:30 AM 3
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I wouldn't say it looks the HTC 10, it looks more like the m9 from the back.
posted on May 05, 2016, 10:31 AM 9
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It looks like an iPhone knock off from the back.
posted on May 05, 2016, 6:02 PM 2
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olalala copy cats are back
posted on May 05, 2016, 10:54 AM 2
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Where? I didn't see Apple mentioned anywhere.
posted on May 05, 2016, 2:08 PM 0
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