Leaked information related to the latest technological devices appears to support an entire industry, and this time around it’s the turn of the Samsung Galaxy C5.
The Korean tech giant sells Android smartphones under a variety of Galaxy names. Around the world millions of people already use the Samsung Galaxy J, Galaxy A and Galaxy S handsets, as well as the Note range. Now it looks like there will be yet another Galaxy subsection, writes Kristijan Lucic for Android Headlines.
GFXBench latest Galaxy C5 leak
Rumors of a Samsung Galaxy C5 smartphone surfaced recently on GeekBench, and a Galaxy C7 leak later appeared on AnTuTu. Now the stream of leaks has continued with the Galaxy C5 popping up on GFXBench.
The listing for the Galaxy C5 (SM-5000) says that the smartphone will have a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. It will reportedly be powered by a Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor, and the Adreno 405 GPU for graphics.
A 16MP camera will be fitted to the back of the device, with an 8MP selfie camera on the front. The device will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed with Samsung’s user interface over the top.
Leaks suggest official announcement coming soon
It is not yet clear what the Galaxy C5 will look like. However it has been predicted that its home key will also function as a fingerprint scanner, and two capacitive keys will be placed either side of the physical home key.
The aforementioned specs were leaked on GFXBench, and alleged cases for the phone were also discovered by Steve Hemmerstoffer. It looks like the Galaxy C5 will resemble previous models from Samsung.
So far there has been no information forthcoming about the release of the Galaxy C5 and C7, however the amount of benchmark listings that we have seen lately would suggest that an official announcement is not that far away.
Samsung looking for mid-range sweetspot
The handsets look like they belong in the upper mid-range of the smartphone market. This is largely due to the Snapdragon SoC found in the handsets, as the 4GB RAM is comparable to high-end models.
As the Galaxy C5 will have a 5.5-inch display, it looks like the Galaxy C7 could have a 5.7-inch screen.
Sources in China claim that the Galaxy C range will have thin metallic chassis as part of Samsung’s continued drive to use better materials. The Korean company previously used metal parts on mid-range smartphones like the Galaxy A8 and some of the Galaxy J models.
There are certain similarities with the Galaxy A5 refresh which launched in 2016, albeit with better hardware. The inclusion of metal chassis will likely bump up the price of the Galaxy C series.
Sources believe that the new smartphones will launch in China in May, but there has been no word on availability in other regions. While the high’end S collections are simply too pricey for some people, the Galaxy C could sit nicely in a mid-tier sweetspot between the budget Galaxy J offerings and the Galaxy A.
Samsung continues to battle it out with its biggest rival Apple in the smartphone market. As well as the Galaxy C series the Korean company is gearing up for the launch of the flagship Note 6 flagship.
The new handset is set to go toe-to-toe with the Apple iPhone 7 when the latter is released some time this fall.