Samsung finally launched its first Galaxy C-Series smartphone – the Galaxy C5. The smartphone was launched in China in 32GB and 64GB variants, priced at USD 329 which equals about NGN92,000 in Nigeria and USD 359 (roughly NGN102,000) respectively. The Galaxy C5 has a striking resemblance with is successor –Samsung Galaxy C7– with both looking like the Apple’s iPhone 6.
The metal-clad smartphone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with a customized TouchWiz User interface on top. The Galaxy C5 sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080 by 1920 pixel) Super AMOLED display with its PPI set at 424 pixels per square inch, it supports two SIM cards in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC, with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM, It comes in 32GB and 64GB inbuilt storage options that are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).
The new Samsung smartphone bears a 16-megapixel rear autofocus camera with flash module and f/1.9 aperture, apart from a 8-megapixel front facing camera sporting the same aperture. The Galaxy C5 supports 4G LTE networks on only one SIM, and the China variant is also listed to support 4G LTE variants in India.
Other connectivity options on the Galaxy C5 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, and Micro-USB. It is powered by a 2600mAh battery that rated to deliver up to 237 hours of standby time on 4G. It measures 145.9x72x6.7mm, and weighs in at 143 grams.
The Galaxy C5 bears a fingerprint sensor on the home button. Other onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and a magnetometer.
Detailed Specs of the Samsung Galaxy C5 below:
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|SIM||Dual micro SIM|
|Status||Announced June 2016|
|Dimensions||145.9 x 72 x 6.7 mm, 143 grams (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.26 inches, 5.04 ounce)|
|Colors||Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive, multitouch touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors|
|Size||5.2 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels pixels, 424 pixels per inch|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 256GB|
|Internal||32GB and 64GB versions|
|OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, TouchWIZ UI|
|Processors||1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 & 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 chipset, Adreno 405 GPU|
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink|
|4G||Up to 150 mbps downlink; Up to 50 mbps uplink|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.2, A2DP, LE|
|Primary||16MP, up to 5312 x 2988-pixel pictures, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR, autofocus camera with dual LED flash|
|Secondary||8MP, up to 3264 x 2448-pixel pictures camera with LED flash|
|Capacity||2600mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– SNS integration
– MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Image viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input via SWYPE
|Price level||About 329 USD (NGN 92,000) and 359 USD (NGN 102,000)|