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(Update: Two new pics leak) See the C: Samsung Galaxy C5 caught on camera

A new Samsung smartphone has been spotted and the back side looks a bit...different from the OEM's typical design language, almost unapologetically so.

Published onMay 9, 2016

Update (May 9th)

Those interested in seeing some more of the C will be happy to know that a new pair of photos picturing the product in public has been published.

Here they are in larger fashion:

Original Story (May 6th)

Samsung makes a lot of phones, to say the least. To name some of its most current series, there is the Galaxy S, the Galaxy A, and the Galaxy J, each with multiple variants and sizes. In recent weeks however, rumors have been abound detailing the doings of a mysterious Samsung “Galaxy C” that had been found in India. Today we finally get to see it, thanks to some new leaked pictures:

Galaxy C 4

From the front, the phone looks remarkably similar to the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S7, even in the way the capacative buttons along the bottom apparently blend into the bezel when not lit up. The display also looks to make use of 2.5D glass as can be seen especially in the upper left corner. Things get a bit more…interesting…when the C is flipped over:

Galaxy C 5

On the back side is a definitively different design decision as the antenna bands are clearly visible, almost unapologetically so. Samsung has made it a point to hide or at least minimize these lines whenever possible and yet here they are on prominent display, separating the back into three distinctive portions. Also visible is a camera that visibly protrudes from the body, and a two-tone dual LED flash to its right.

Galaxy C 3

The antenna lines wrap around the sides of the device, as can be seen in the picture above, and in the picture below the extent of the camera bulge is clear, as is the apparent chamfer around the front of the perimeter.

Galaxy C 6

Two additional pictures of the back side can be seen below, with the device in some kind of protective case:

Rounding out the pictures is a mash-up of the front and back spliced together, with the display clearly turned on and displaying the Galaxy C5 branding:

Galaxy C 7

According to the leaks from earlier, the phone will be classified as SM-C5000 – presumably for the Chinese market, which typically has the extra zero at the end. The rumored specs include a 5.2-inch FHD (1920 X 1280) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa Core SoC, 4GB of RAM, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

It is unknown as to just where Samsung would plan to price and place this product, with as the Galaxy A series is more-or-less seen as the upper-middle range and the Galaxy J series the lower-middle/low-end range. Perhaps this will be the middle, middle range offering. In addition as there is a number paired with the letter, it’s likely the company will also come out with a Galaxy C3 and Galaxy C7 to take advantage of differing screen sizes.

What do you think? Does the Galaxy C5 look like a real winner? Does it look like something else entirely? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!

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