While we’ve heard that the Galaxy C5 Pro and Galaxy C9 Pro will launch in India and China, respectively, Samsung hasn’t said anything about U.S. variants of the handsets. However, we’ve now got evidence which suggests they will be making their way across the Pacific. Apparently, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has reviewed both Samsung smartphones, and both have passed the agency’s tests.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 have been at the center of rumors regarding Samsung’s smartphones, and less is known about the Galaxy S5 Pro and Galaxy C9 Pro. They get far less attention than Samsung’s other phones in the tech blog-o-sphere.
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Galaxy C9 Pro to have 6 GB of RAM
According to Android Headlines, the FCC reviewed a handset with the model number SM-C900F, which is the Galaxy C9 Pro. The handset sounds like it’s quite packed with features, including a massive 6GB of RAM, which some are speculating will also be the case for the Galaxy S8 and/ or Galaxy Note 8. The phone also reportedly as a 6-inch full HD Super AMOLED screen and a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It’s also said to have 64GB of onboard storage which can be expanded using the card slot.
The phone runs on a 64-bit Snapdragon 653 octa-core chip and features an Adreno 510 GPU. It has 16-megapixel cameras on both the front and back sides and a massive 4,000mAh battery. Of course a huge battery is going to be needed for that huge 6-inch display. The phone also supports dual SIM cards and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. It’s got a fingerprint sensor and supports quick charging.
The C9 Pro was already launched in China last year, and it will soon be moving into India, according to media reports. The price has been set at Rs.36,900, and it will be available in black and gold variants. Pre-orders in India will begin on Jan. 27, and those who pre-order one also get a free one-time replacement of the display within the first 12 months if it should happen to break. The phone is expected to land in Indian buyers’ hands in February.
Galaxy C5 Pro will be a scaled-back C9
TENAA has reported that the Galaxy C5 Pro will have a smaller 5.2-inch display, 64GB of onboard storage and 4GB of RAM. It will reportedly run on the 64-bit Snapdragon 626 octa-core chip and have 16-megapixel cameras on both sides like its bigger sibling. The FCC approval also shows the Galaxy C5 Pro as featuring a 3,000mAh battery. Although there have been leaks about the C5 Pro for some time, this FCC listing appears to be the only official confirmation of its existence.
Interestingly, Samsung appears to have skipped over the Galaxy C5 C5 Pro in China and quietly started selling the Galaxy C7 there, opening pre-orders for it on Jan. 16. It features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 625 processor and 64GB of onboard storage. Both cameras are 16 megapixels. There has been no mention of the C5 Pro in China yet.