Samsung Galaxy C5 bares all for Tenaa: metal build, wasp waist, 4GB RAM
If you can’t get enough of unauthorized Galaxy C5 and C7 photoshoots, revealing hardware exposes or still have lingering questions about the two’s unusually low prices and remarkably high-end features, today’s discovery of a Tenaa approval for the SM-C5000 should make the next week easier to pass.
Obviously, SM-C5000 is the Chinese designation of the 5.2-inch Samsung Galaxy C5, which continues to look a lot like the Galaxy A5 (2016) from the front while greatly resembling the HTC One M9 (or previous One-series flagships) from behind.
It doesn’t seem like anyone manipulated recently leaked live pics, and the C5 replaces the A5’s glass rear with metal all over, having to show off horizontal antenna bands that some will feel are stolen from either HTC or Apple.
A profile product image also reveals the massive 16MP camera on the phone’s back unsurprisingly protrudes, which is due to the incredibly slim figure of the Galaxy C5. This bad boy measures only 6.7mm in thickness, down half a millimeter from the 2016 A5 and 1.2mm thinner than the Galaxy S7.
Unfortunately, the wasp waist comes with the usual downside of a tiny battery, tipping the scales at 2,600 mAh, and thus probably incapable of delivering respectable autonomy with a Full HD screen in tow and octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor under the hood.
Without doubt, the 4GB RAM onboard will act as the major selling point here, though the Galaxy C5 stands out in the optics department too, thanks to the aforementioned 16MP main shooter and a secondary 8-megapixel unit. Internal storage shall cap off at 64GB, expandable via microSD, while Android 6.0 Marshmallow is to run the software show out the box.
Still can’t believe this might only set you back $250 or so? Hopefully, we’ll get that all cleared up on May 26.