Rumored Samsung Galaxy C shows up in new benchmark, shares hardware details

Smartphone manufacturers run the gamut from your Apples or your OnePluses, crafting a tight lineup of a few key models, to those who practically have a new smartphone for every day of the week (and every week of the month, and every month of the year) – companies like Samsung. Beyond its core Galaxy S and Galaxy Note models, the manufacturer has a veritable alphabet soup of additional handsets: models like the Galaxy J and Galaxy A series. Now it looks like Samsung is getting ready to add another letter to that roster, as new evidence turns up for a possible Galaxy C model.

The first sign of a Galaxy C phone came a few weeks back from India’s Zauba import database, which registered Samsung’s prep work in testing model SM-C5000, described as a 5.2-inch handset. While not formally identified as the “Galaxy C,” that “SM-C” prefix sure looks like Samsung kicking off a new series of phones.

Today’s news comes in the form of a benchmark result, Where model SM-C5000 appears again. Here we manage to find a bit more details about the phone, including that it should run a Snapdragon 617 SoC, have 4GB of RAM, and arrive running Android 6.0.1.

It’s probably not a great idea to make pricing predictions from that import sheet, but we’ve been seeing the phone pop up a little more frequently following its initial appearance, and the price keeps changing: it’s been oscillating in the $200 to $285 range. That may be a moot point, though, as with rumors suggesting plans to only bring the Galaxy C to China, we may never have the chance to buy it in the first place.

Source: Geekbench, Zauba
Via: Telefoonabonnement (Google Translate)

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