Samsung Galaxy C5 officially launched in China: Here’s What To Expect

Samsung Galaxy C5

Samsung Galaxy C5: Here’s What To Expect

Hot on the heels of a few leaks about the Samsung’s new smartphone, the company has officially unveiled its new Samsung Galaxy C5 smartphone.

Don’t get your hopes up, though, as the device is only launched in China.

Samsung Galaxy C5
Samsung Galaxy C5

As expected, the much-rumored Galaxy C5 proved to be a sleek unit with solid specs and fashionable metal build and design. It’s the perfect handset for those who are looking for a midrange phone that looks stylish for a reasonable price.

After the hype that the earlier leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy C5 created, Samsung, at long last, revealed the phone’s most-awaited features. The smartphone rocks a 5.2-inch full HD super AMOLED display. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC processor with a solid 4GB of RAM, making this unit something you’d love right out of the box.

Galaxy C5 from Samsung
Galaxy C5 from Samsung

With regard to the phone’s snapper, it is crammed with a 16 MP rear camera. Meanwhile, the front camera is a whopping 8MP – perfect for the ultimate selfie situations, for instance during travels. Both cameras are equipped with autofocus, f/1.9 aperture. There are also two variants of the handset released – one with a 32 GB internal storage capacity and another with 64 GB. Both are expandable up to 128 GB using a microSD card so owners can store several photos and videos during their trips.

The Galaxy C5 also happens to be a hybrid phone sporting dual-SIM slots. One of the SIMs can have LTE connectivity. It can also be connected to other options like Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. The 2,600 mAh battery promises 237 hours on standby – another great feature of this phone.

On the Home button, you’ll find a fingerprint scanner which only means that the Galaxy C5 will also work using the Samsung Pay.

All in all, the handset has some midrange specs to offer. However, it feels very premium with a unibody metal design that looks very chic. It also seems that Samsung has finally bid goodbye to using plastic for its handsets, which is a very good thing.

Samsung Galaxy C5 review
Samsung Galaxy C5 review

So far, no mention of a global release was given yet. Until such news breaks out, the Samsung Galaxy C5 will remain exclusive to China.

Right now, the handset is available for retail at 2,199 Yuan and 2,399 Yuan respectively, amounting to around P15,588 and P17,000. The handsets are available in four colors: black, gold, gray and pink, and are already available for pre-order with actual sales available in the first week of June.

Do you have a plan to snag one as soon as this new Samsung smartphone is rolled out in the Philippines? Will this be your next Travel Gadget? Let us know what’s in your mind.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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