Samsung unveiled the Galaxy C5 in China recently. The phone is part of a new Galaxy C series that has just been introduced to add to the many Samsung smartphones that fall below the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series.
The phone has a starting price of CNY 2,199, but this is only for the base model of 32GB onboard storage. The 64GB variant will set you back an additional CNY 200. When converted using the latest rates, these prices amount to between $330 and $360 for the 32GB and 64GB variants, respectively.
Ever since the launch of the phone, Apple fans have been on Samsung’s neck with accusations that the full-metal clad Galaxy C5 is an iPhone doppelganger. Still, this hasn’t stopped Samsung from moving on with the phone’s sale, with pre-orders for the device now open in China. At the moment, it cannot be determined whether Samsung will avail the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 in other markets other than China. Apparently, it is claimed that this phone was made specifically for the Chinese market.
An excellent spec sheet
Samsung Galaxy C series is actually the closest you can get to a Galaxy S7 handset. This is true because the phone has an excellent design that gives it a premium look as well as amazing specs that promise great performance. The handset has a screen size of 5.2 inches, but only manages a Full HD Super AMOLED display screen of 1080p resolution. On the inside, you get an 8-core Snapdragon 617 SoC that is clocked at a speed of 1.5GHz and is paired with a decent 4GB RAM.
As noted earlier, the Galaxy C5 comes with two storage options of 32GB and 64GB. You can also be able to expand this storage via a microSD card slot of up to 128GB. Camera-wise, there is a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. The front part carries an equally decent 8MP snapper with the same aperture of f/1.9.
You will also find the latest connectivity standards on the Galaxy C5, including an NFC chip that is needed for making Samsung Pay and Android Pay payments. To keep the phone going, there is a 2600mAh battery unit, which can be recharged via a microUSB port.
As noted, it is not known whether Samsung will avail the Galaxy C5 handset in other markets other than China. Keep following us and we’ll keep you updated with the latest details regarding the phone’s U.S. availability, alongside the Galaxy C7.