There is always a lot of clamor surrounding a new phone before its release in the market. Samsung’s two upcoming smartphones, Galaxy C5 and C7, are no exceptions, creating waves of excitements with their latest announcement in the Chinese market. Could these mid-range devices stand a better chance over Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6s among consumers?
It will take some time for the C-series to reach the Australian market. However, the deal breaker is the price, as the two Samsung models are almost half the price of their Apple counterparts, notes News.com.au.
Going by its looks, the C5 and its pricier model C7 closely resemble each other and boast a slim design and similar features like the Apple iPhone 6 and 6s. Both phones are characterized by a metal shell with antenna bands, a fingerprint sensor and a camera module located in the middle.
The South Korean company has copied Apple’s color strategies as well. For the C5 and C7, they appear in rose and gold just like their rivals iPhone 6 and 6S.
Coming to the specific price tags of both phones, the Galaxy C5 with 64 GB storage is pegged for an approx. $AU500, while the iPhone 6 is available at approx. $AU1079. On the other hand, the Galaxy C7, which comes at a price tag of $AU590, is half the price of iPhone 6s, which costs $AU1299.
The Verge gives insights into the specifications of both the phones. The devices share similar camera setup, storage and RAM, while the C7 has a slightly faster processor and a bigger screen than its sibling C5.
Appearing in an all-metal chassis, the C5 flaunts a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED full HD display, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of native space which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot. Rear camera feature is 16MP and front camera feature is 8MP.
In comparison, the C7 has a larger AMOLED full HD display at 5.7-inch and comes in 32GB and 64GB variations. Battery power is 3300mAH, and it is boosted by Snapdragon 625 SoC.