Who’s ready for the addition of a new letter to Samsung’s increasingly convoluted alphabet soup of Android phones and tablets? Before you make up your mind about the appeal of the C series, and its potential to stand out from the A – E – J – O – S pack, we’d like to circle back to recent speculation of remarkably impressive “mid-range” features and ultra-low pricing… considering.
Yes, both the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 are expected to hook up multitaskers on tight budgets with 4GB RAM, plus more than respectable 16 and 8MP cameras, octa-core Snapdragon 617 processors, and sharp Full HD screens. All squeezed into premium, albeit HTC-inspired aluminum unibodies, and prospectively setting you back the equivalent of $245 and $275 in China.
That’s also where the two handhelds should first (exclusively?) go on sale, sometime shortly after a May 26 announcement event. The date and 751 D Park venue in Beijing are clearly visible in press invitations shaped as the letter C (not very subtle), so every little piece of the puzzle is now in place.
Display diagonals, rumored at 5.2 and 5.7 inches respectively, battery capacity (2,600 and 3,300 mAh, most likely), and Western availability (if Samsung decides to expand them worldwide) still need confirmation though, so keep in touch as we follow the Beijing proceedings next Thursday, starting at 6 pm local time, i.e. 6 am EDT.