Samsung announces Galaxy C5

2016-05-27 07:18:37 by Joe Placke
Samsung has just announced its new Galaxy C5. The new device features a premium design and mid-range specs including an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC, 4GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU.

Samsung has just announced its first device under its Galaxy C Series dubbed Galaxy C5 (SM-C5000). Sources say that the device will be available in China and there is no word about a wider rollout of the device.

Samsung has been long-rumored to introduce a new Galaxy C smartphone in an attempt to bring more devices to emerging countries this year. The new Galaxy C5 will target mostly mid-range smartphone segment.


The new Galaxy C5 features a metal unibody design, a 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED display, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The home button is embedded into a fingerprint sensor and the device measures 145.9x72x6.7mm, and weighs in at 143 grams.

The new device sports an 8MP selfie camera and a 16MP rear shooter. Both sport the same f/1.9 aperture. Samsung says that the new device offers better quality photos in low-light conditions. Besides, the new Galaxy C5 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC, Adreno 405 GPU, and 4GB of RAM.

Other specs include 32/64GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for further expansion. Connectivity options of the device include 4G, LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The 32 GB and 64 models will be priced at 335 USD and 380 USD respectively.