It looks like Samsung is focusing not just on a mission to launch and promote flagship device. Samsung, from what we can gather, is refreshing its lineup across price segments before the Galaxy S8 launch. After launching devices like the Galaxy A5 and A7, the C9 Pro and C7 Pro, Samsung has released yet another device, although only in China, the Galaxy C5 Pro.
The Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro is now available for pre-order on Samsung China’s website, for a price of CNY 2,499, which translates roughly into Rs 24,130. The device is supposed to start shipping from March 16.
The Galaxy C5 Pro has a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, which has full HD 1080p resolution. Going by the price, the Galaxy C5 Pro will be slotted into the densely populated mid-range segment, and the specifications that it packs also correspond to the expectations of this segment.
The Galaxy C5 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. It will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and comes with a USB Type-C port and retains the 3.5mm audio jack. It is a dual-SIM phone.
The imaging duties on the Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro are carried out by a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and flash support, and a 16-megapixel camera sits at the front for selfies. The device comes with a 2600mAh battery – slightly less than the 3000mAh capacity that has become very common in smartphones across price segments.
The Galaxy C5 Pro also has a fingerprint sensor that has been embedded into the Home button, and comes with the standard gamut of sensors and connectivity options, including NFC for Samsung Pay which was also announced in India recently.
The Galaxy C5 Pro, as seen on Samsung China’s website, will be available in three colours – Lake Blue, Maple Leaf, and Powder Rose. The launch date for India is still awaited.