Samsung launched a new family of gadgets this year in the form of the Galaxy C lineup, and the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 already hit the shelves.
Recent info from Geekbench showed that the upcoming smartphone in the series, the Galaxy C9, sports a major improvement over its predecessors by carrying 6 GB of RAM. Its single and multi-core figures are not too shabby either.
Both the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 were first unveiled in May and became available for purchase in June. The phone models rolled out in China, and at the moment they are only available in the country. Some speculate that the C-index in the moniker actually stands for "China," but there is no official statement from the OEM to back that up.
Regardless of the actual meaning of the C in its name, the Galaxy C9 is nearing its launch, with two leaks on Zauba so far, and a recent appearance on Geekbench.
According to the latest Zauba report, the Galaxy C9 (SM-C9000) will pack a 6-inch display, which falls in line with the evolution of the series. The Galaxy C5 brought a 5.2-inch screen and the Galaxy C7 upped the ante by packing a 5.7-inch display.
The Geekbench info says nothing about the dimension of C9's screen, but it does reveal that the processing power for the device will come via a Snapdragon 652 64-bit octa-core SoC that is clocked at 1.4GHz. Also, it looks like the C9 will holster an Adreno 510 GPU.
An important recent reveal is that the handset is expected to come with a mighty 6 GB of RAM. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will be pre-installed, and C9 owners should expect to get Samsung's custom UI on top of Android OS.
If the Geekbench testing is accurate, then the Galaxy C9 reached 1,304 points in the single-core benchmark, while the multi-core benchmark scored 4,366 points.
Should the info hold water, it would be interesting for a number of reasons.
First off, this would be a first for Samsung, which has never rolled out a smartphone packing 6 GB of RAM before. Such powerful specs are usually reserved for flagship devices, and the C9 is only a midrange device.
This handset will also purportedly feature a physical home key below the display, with an embedded fingerprint sensor in it.
The OEM did not specify when the Galaxy C9 will be launched, but its appearance in the Geekbench testing indicates that the day is nearing close. Keep in mind that several previous leaks placed the date for the device's release in October or November 2016.