Samsung’s strategy in its mobile business seems to be adding more and more devices into its portfolio, and it doesn’t look like the company is stopping anytime soon. Now, the South Korean tech company is working on another series for its mobile division, the C series of smartphones.
According to reports, Samsung is now preparing its new C series of smartphones. First to surface from the line-up is what seems to be that SM-C500 that saw light on Indian customs database Zauba last March and on Geekbench just recently, and we get to see a glimpse of its hardware specifications sheet.
Based on the benchmark listing, the SM-C5000 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset with an octa-core CPU clocked at 1.52 GHz and Adreno 405 GPU. It’s also paired with 4GB of RAM, but internal storage is still unknown at the time of writing. The handset will also come with Android 6.0.1 out of the box, but a layer of the company’s TouchWiz will expectedly be on top of it.
According to further reports, Samsung also plans on equipping the C series with thin metallic bodies that are similar to the company’s Galaxy A8. The A series has already shifted its form factor and design to glass and metal, and the Galaxy C lineup will then adopt what the A series first featured. It wouldn’t be too far off for the company to equip its handsets with more premium designs especially in the midrange spectrum especially now that offerings from Chinese handset manufacturers have stepped up their game in that department.
The Samsung Galaxy C series could be unveiled at a May event, although reports say that the line-up will only be exclusive for the Chinese market. It could be a timed exclusive, but until the official announcements are made, there’s no way to be certain.