Samsung Galaxy C9 likely billed as China’s ‘next big thing’, 4000 mAh battery and all
What if you don’t need to wait five more months for Samsung’s first big Galaxy Note 7 redemption effort? While it’s still unlikely the purportedly trailblazing Galaxy S8 can be ready for primetime earlier than March, a “mid-range” C9 is almost certainly mere weeks away. Maybe days. At least in China.
Similar to the Galaxy C7, this aims to defy your conventional expectations from a device not part of the flagship S or Note families. Of course, as the name suggests, you’re getting even more bang than on the C7.
Specifically, 6 hardcore multitasking-friendly gigs of RAM, paired with a not-so-great octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, and yes, a hefty 4,000 mAh battery beating the C7’s cell capacity by 700 mAh and the Note 7 by 500. Let’s hope quality checks are a little more thorough this time, and it’s actually safe to use the Galaxy C9 once it’s out.
Unfortunately, Samsung is only building up this beast with the “next big thing” tagline in China, and considering the C roster’s past regional restrictions, we highly doubt a global, wide-scale rollout is in the pipeline here. Then again, the aforementioned battery size confirmation came from the US FCC, so perhaps there’s hope after all.
Just know that this ain’t a hero device through and through, with a 6-inch 1080p display in tow, likely no iris recognition and no water resistance either.