Samsung's all-metal Galaxy C5 leaked: looks a bit like the HTC 10 (UPDATE)

Samsung's all-metal Galaxy C5 leaked: looks a bit like the HTC 10 (UPDATE)
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. 

The Galaxy C line has been suggested on a couple of occasions before now. The Galaxy C7, for example, 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 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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57 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

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...

4. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Here, iPhone SE is about $40-50 cheper than iPhone 6s. And J2 2015 sells for $110 approx.. J7 at $200 on Paytm So I would expect this to be about 50-70% cheaper. Close to A7 2015...

9. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

You can get an S7 for 500$ if you shop smartly. Samsung would be dumb to price it that high.

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@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!

17. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Lol. I meant wait for a deal and buy then. But your method sounds cooler.

13. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Exactly!

25. engineer-1701d unregistered

Why did the s7 have glass back if they had this i would not be waiting for oem back glass on the mail

31. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

HEHEHE THIS COMMENT MADE MY DAY, ALTHOUGH I AM SORRY FOR YOU, HATE TO HEAR ABOUT A BROKEN PHONE

32. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I hope the C7 looks like this with a SD625 inside...battery life king!

2. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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.

23. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

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.

57. g2a5b0e unregistered

Did you leverage the same complaint against your beloved HTC when they did it on the M9?

58. Hellouser

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

To be honest its just a lens cover the actual lens cased behind the square there are no rules saying it needs to be round. That is personal preferences.

3. GrimJow

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

Last pic is kinda reminiscent of HTC One M9.

27. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Metal unibody + antenna lines !=(not equal to) iPhone copy/ HTC copy/ iPhone HTC baby.

53. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

This freaking phone look like an HTC all around sorry but thats reality.

45. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Samsung Galaxy 10 lol.

5. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

It looks very strange.. Mainly due to that silicone cover. I would like to see much better pics before praising or bashing on design..

6. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

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.

44. iushnt

Posts: 3153; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Yeah, it isn't that easy to make a lot of devices, sell them good and be a leader on market share..Samsung is good on that.

7. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

I wouldn't say it looks the HTC 10, it looks more like the m9 from the back.

41. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It looks like an iPhone knock off from the back.

46. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Put your glasses on, it looks nothing like that damn iphone.

8. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Looks great, Sammy needed an all metal line up.

10. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Galaxy M9

12. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

olalala copy cats are back

33. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Where? I didn't see Apple mentioned anywhere.

37. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You can spin it any way you want brosephine.

54. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Clearly a copy of HTC design.

48. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

Copy cats... like HTC?

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