A few weeks ago, a Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro handset allegedly appeared on benchmarking website Geekbench, hinting that the phone’s release is just about to happen.
Well, according to the latest developments, it is possible that Samsung will push the launch of the Galaxy C7 Pro to January. The phone is a follow-up to the previously released Galaxy C7 and it is expected that the phone will come with just about the same design as its predecessor, but pack a slightly different spec sheet.
Following the appearance of Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro on Geekbench, it was only a matter of time before the phone comes to life. But if you are avid followers of how smartphones are launched, you would know that the phone had to visit China’s TENAA at some point before being launched. The role of this body is nothing different to what the FCC does in the U.S. – it certifies the phone in readiness for release. Apparently, the Galaxy C7 Pro has made a stop at TENAA and the phone has been certified with model number SM-C7010, ahead of the SM-C7000 used for the original C7.
Of course, the fact that a Samsung Galaxy phone with model number SM-C7010 has appeared on TENAA doesn’t prove that the phone is indeed a Galaxy C7 Pro. Nonetheless, following the release of Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, reports have been rife that the South Korean tech giant will be following this release with refreshed versions of the C series, including a Galaxy C5 Pro.
Apparently, the launch of Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro and C5 Pro has been delayed to January, but there is no reason as to why this happened. Could it be the battery issues of the Galaxy Note 7? Hopefully not, but as per the TENAA listing, the C7010 will carry a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen that features a Full HD resolution. Under the hood, the supposed Galaxy C7 Pro will ship with an octa-core processor believed to be a Snapdragon 626 SoC that is paired with either 4GB or 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage.
Both the front and back cameras will have 16MP lenses while the battery unit will be at 3300mAh with support for Quick Charge 3.0 technology. You also get to enjoy a fingerprint scanner like with the case of the Galaxy S series. If rumors are right, expect a Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro that is clad in pink, gold and dark blue