For a few weeks now, we have been talking about Samsung’s plans to launch a new smartphone lineup, the Samsung Galaxy C. we even told you that the company was planning to launch two devices, the Galaxy C5 and C7 on May 26 (today).
True to its word, Samsung has officially introduced the Galaxy C family and the first device in this new lineup is the 4g enabled Galaxy C5. The phone has been announced in China today and the company is even accepting pre-orders for those who wish to have it. Today’s announcement is just meant to introduce the device and it will be available in retail stores as from June 6.
The Galaxy C5 is a mid-range device and is almost exactly what we have been seeing form the rumors and leaks that have been surfacing online the past few weeks. It has a 5.2 inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD (1080p) resolution. 5.2-inch display is probably the perfect screen size for a smartphone right now as it is not too big or too small.
Powering the Samsung Galaxy C5 is the Octa-Core Snapdragon 617 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage space (expandable using a microSD card). This is very impressive since this is not a flagship smartphone. With these specs, this smartphone will not have any troubles standing out from what is available on the market. The GPU used on this smartphone is the Adreno 405. The Galaxy C5 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
A 16MP camera is at the back with an 8MP one in front. Still at the front, Samsung has included a fingerprint scanner on the home button. For the battery, Samsung has decided to use a 2,600 mAh unit.
price and availability
The phone will be available in China initially and there is no information if Samsung has any plans to take it to international markets. The pre-order price of the 32GB model is $335 (approximately Ksh 34,000) while the 64GB model is $370 (approximately Ksh 37,000).