After several rounds of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy C5 has finally been spotted on China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA), putting to bed all previous rumors about it.
The smartphone is expected to be launched in the Asian country on the 28th of May 2016 and word on the street is that it will go for CNY 1,599 (that’s roughly 50,000 Naira). It’s unclear yet if Samsung will launch the C-series smartphone in global markets or in China only.
Samsung Galaxy C5: Specs and features
The Samsung Galaxy C5 will be coming in two variants depending on the default storage space. The more affordable version will pack 32 GB, while the more expensive one will come with 64 GB of pre-installed memory. Both versions however will feature microSD slots, which can accommodate storage cards having as much storage space as 128GB.
The handset has a general dimension of 145.9 x 72 x 6.7 millimeters (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.26 inches), and weighs only 153 grams. It sports a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen which will offer display resolutions of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. All these will be contained in a metal body, TENAA revealed.
The Samsung Galaxy C5 is powered by an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz) processor and an Adreno 405 GPU, qualifying it for the higher area of mid-tiers.
These engine specs are however backed by a hefty 4 GB of RAM, a standard usually reserved for premium smartphones. The Galaxy C5 might not have the cutting edge performance of premium devices equipped with the Snapdragon 820, but it still packs a punch.
As per camera abilities, the Samsung Galaxy C5 bears a 16-megapixel main sensor that comes with dual LED flash. This is joined by a potent selfie snapper of 8 megapixels.
Connectivity wise, the Galaxy C5 supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth v 4.1, GP. It also packs a fingerprint sensor and there’s a 2,600 mAh battery to power it up.