Samsung looks to have another mid-range smartphone series on the way, known as the Galaxy C range. Based on the latest leaks, there will be at least two handset in the series, known as the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7.
According to sources from China, the handsets in the Galaxy C range are expected to launch with a thin metallic chassis, as Samsung continues to focus on using better build materials. This isn’t the first time that Samsung has worked metal into its mid-tier products. The feature already appeared in the Galaxy A8 and some of the company’s latest Galaxy J smartphones.
Thanks to a Geekbench result, we also have a rough idea about the specifications that Samsung has in mind for the Galaxy C5 (SM-C500). The listing details an octa-core Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) as the main chipset, which is built from eight low power Cortex-A53 CPU cores and an Adreno 405 GPU. This SoC appears to be paired up with 4GB of RAM, a rather large amount for a mid-ranger, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board.
Overall, the handset looks to be somewhat similar to the Galaxy A5 (2016) refresh, but with some slightly bumped up hardware. However, the move over a metal build materials will likely see these handsets priced towards the upper end of the market. The Galaxy C line-up is expected to launch in China sometime in May, so we’ll just have to see about availability in other regions.