Samsung Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 are already here, but they can only be preordered in China with in-store availability is expected to happen as from June 17.
The two phones have been in the rumor mill for quite some time now and as it appears, the phones are specifically targeting the Chinese market. However, the phones seem to be planning an international debut in the upcoming future, something that has yet to be confirmed by Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy C5 comes with model number SM-C5000 whereas its counterpart Samsung Galaxy C5 has model number SM-C7000. While the former was launched towards the end of last month, it was later followed up by the launch of Samsung Galaxy C7. One major reason there is the belief that these two phones will be making their way to the International market, including the likes of India, is the fact that both have been spotted on India’s import and export site, Zauba.
While India seems to be a likely destination for the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7, there is no word on whether the two mid-rangers will make it to the U.S. and Europe, among other markets. However, with the rest of Samsung’s Galaxy A and Galaxy J series all being sold in the country, it is possible that the Galaxy C series will also show up sooner or later.
As of now, the Korean company has only availed the two in China. To get hold of a new Samsung Galaxy C5 (32GB), Chinese dwellers will have to part with 2199 Yuan, which converts to around $335. As for the 64GB variant of the same phone, it is priced at 2399 Yuan, which is equivalent to $365. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy C7 (32GB) costs 2599 Yuan, which is around $396 whereas the 64GB variant is valued at 2799 Yuan, which translates to about $427.
On a lighter note, the specs you get on the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 are nothing similar to what you get for quite a number of Android devices out there believed to be in the mid-range class, especially when looking at the pricing of these phones. The likes of OnePlus 2, Nexus 5X, Xiaomi Mi5, Vivo Xplay 5 as well as OnePlus X, Moto G4 Plus and several other devices have what can easily be termed as a better price-specs combination.
Samsung Galaxy C5 has a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD resolution and a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch. Under the hood is an octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 405 graphics unit and a RAM of 4GB. As pointed out earlier, you get two storage options of 32GB and 64GB, all of which can be expanded via an SD card of up to 128GB. The rear-facing snapper has a 16MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture, similar to the 8MP sensor used in the front part. To keep the phone alive is a 2600mAh non-removable battery, which can be supercharged via Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology.
There are some changes both in size and under the hood the Galaxy C7 as compared to the C5. The phone gets a larger 5.5-inch screen, but still a Full HD Super AMOLED panel. Under the hood is an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 506 graphics unit and a RAM of 4GB. Like the Galaxy C5, you also get two storage options of 32GB and 64GBm, which can further be expanded via a microSD card of up to 128GB.
The camera specs remain the same as what you get on the Galaxy C5, but the C7 gets a larger battery of 3300mAh, which should deliver better battery life than its counterpart.