After rediscovering its flagship mojo, Samsung appears to be slowly improving its quality – pricing ratio in the low to mid-end smartphone space as well, a necessary condition for eating market share away from budget specialists in regions like China.
That’s exactly where the first two members of a new Galaxy C family are reportedly headed soon, although it remains to be seen how prospective customers will react to Samsung’s designers channeling their inner HTC fandom.
But hey, those shores accommodate the bulk of the world’s most shameless clones, and compared to the hilarious PolyStation and WiWi, the Galaxy C5 and C7 pay a tasteful homage to the One M9 or M8.
Besides, who cares if the phones are inspired by yesteryear’s overpriced, failed heroes when tipsters expect them to go for a measly 1,600 and 1,800 Yuan? That converts to $245 and $275 respectively, which would be mind-blowingly cheap for all-metal slabs with 4GB RAM in tow each, plus octa-core Snapdragon 617 power.
The Samsung Galaxy C5 is further rumored to measure 5.2 inches in screen diagonal, while the C7 could up the size ante to 5.7 inches, with 1080p resolution across the board. Then there’s at least 32GB internal storage space, 16 and 8MP cameras, and last but not least, batteries tipping the scales at 2,600 and 3,300 mAh.
If good artists copy and great artists steal, then brilliant ones probably steal and improve others’ ideas, which is fine by us as long as Samsung has global expansion plans for the China-first C5 and C7, and similarly low tags in store on the Western hemisphere. Fingers crossed!