Samsung plans to roll out its newest Android devices, the C-series, and rumors hint that May 26 will be the big day for it.
The Galaxy C5 and the Galaxy C7 will be the first two smartphones to see the shelves, and those looking for sleek looking metal chassis and embedded Android 6.0 Marshmallow will want to read on.
We know how the Galaxy C5 is supposed to look thanks to a number of early leaks, but an appearance at China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) sheds more light on the matter. The phone got the green light from the Chinese authority, which means we get a full list of technical details that confirms previous rumors.
The general dimensions of the device are 145.9 x 72 x 6.7 millimeters (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.26 inches), and its weight is only 153 grams (5.39 ounces). The Galaxy C5 will sport a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen able to display resolutions of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels.
The C5 comes with an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 CPU onboard. This qualifies the phone for the higher area of mid-tiers. However, it should be noted that the processing power of the device is 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 phones equipped with the Snapdragon 820, but it still packs a punch.
Looking at features, the C5 is well rounded. The camera combo is made of a 16-megapixel main sensor that taps into a dual LED flash and a potent selfie snapper of 8 megapixels. Connectivity wise, a special mention goes to LTE support. A 2,600 mAh battery keeps the juice flowing in the device.
The Galaxy C5 will not come in one, but in two variants of default storage space. The more affordable variant will pack 32 GB, while the more expensive one will come with 64 GB of pre-installed memory. Both handsets will feature microSD slots.
The purported retail price for the Galaxy C5 will start at 1,599 Yuan in China ($245).
Samsung did not officially announce whether or not the C-series will come to global markets or launch in China only. We will keep you posted as soon as we know.