As we had anticipated, Samsung Galaxy C5 was finally unveiled to the public on Thursday, making it the first device to see the light as far as the Galaxy C series is concerned.
The smartphone was launched in China and as at the time of this writing, it still available in this country only. Samsung released the Galaxy C5 with two variants differentiated by the storage size on board. The lower end version, just as rumors had pointed out, came in with 32GB of onboard storage. On the other hand, there is a top-end 64GB variant for those who feel the former is not enough for their storage needs.
However, keep in mind that opting for the larger storage option will attract a higher cost than the base model. At the time of launch, Samsung Galaxy C5 (32GB) took a price tag of CNY 2,199, which translates to about $335.34. On the other hand, the premium Galaxy C5 (64) variant will set you back CNY 2,399, which is approximately $365.84. This phone will not be available until the first week of next month, which should be days away.
Clad in a full metal body, the new Samsung Galaxy C5 comes preinstalled with the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Like the rumors had suggested, the phone features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display panel with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. Similar to many phones targeting the Chinese market, the Galaxy C5 comes in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration that means you can have two SIM cards inserted into the phone.
Under the hood, Samsung went for a mid-range Snapdragon 617 SoC, an octa-core processor that is clocked at a maximum speed of 1.5GHz. Despite having a mid-tier system on chip, the C5 has the same RAM as the flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Other features of Samsung Galaxy C5
The new Galaxy C5 packs a main camera of 16MP with autofocus, LED flash, and f/1.9 aperture. On the front is an 8MP selfie camera with the same aperture in addition to a flash module. There is a microSD card slot on board to support the 32GB and 64GB of storage and it can accommodate up to 128GB.
The C5 comes equipped with the latest connectivity standards that include 4G LTE (one SIM), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and a microUSB for charging and data transfer. The battery unit might be a little disappointing at 2600mAh, but you will still manage to go through an entire day with controlled usage. To give it a premium touch, Samsung added a fingerprint sensor in the home button.
There is no specific date of when this phone will be availed in other regions, but it is expected to be a few days or weeks following its official release in China.