Samsung releases all sorts of Android smartphones under the company's ‘Galaxy’ brand. The ‘Galaxy S’ and ‘Galaxy Note’ lineups are the best-known series of smartphones Samsung releases, no doubt about it, but these are flagship lineups, and the company also releases various entry-level and mid-range smartphones. The company had debuted the ‘Galaxy C’ lineup back in May with the Galaxy C5 smartphone. The Galaxy C5 is actually quite a capable smartphone which ships with really nice specs, including the fullHD Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 617 SoC and 4GB of RAM. That being said, the ‘Galaxy C’ lineup of smartphones is meant to be sold in China only, at least for now.
Speaking of the 'Galaxy C' smartphones, the Galaxy C9 surfaced quite recently. According to SamMobile’s recent report, Samsung is working on a Galaxy C9 handset which is supposed to be announced soon. Now, this will presumably be Samsung’s phablet smartphone, and an alternative to the Galaxy C5 smartphone. SamMobile did not exactly confirm this will be a phablet, but it makes sense considering that the Galaxy A9 is a phablet device, and the fact that they’ve already introduced a smartphone in the form of the Galaxy C5. In any case, the first Galaxy C9 listing has just surfaced, it popped up on Zauba, an Indian import-export website. Now, according to the listing, the Galaxy C9’s model number will be ‘SM-C9000’, and the phone will ship with a 5.5 – 5.7” display, which is quite interesting considering Zauba usually lists an exact display size, so this info is a bit confusing. Do keep in mind that the chances are it will be a 5.7-inch fullHD panel, not a 5.5-inch one. Zauba reveals that eight Galaxy C9 handsets were imported for test purposes into the country, and each unit is priced at Rs. 17,107 ($255). This price does not reflect the phone’s final pricing though, these are test units and the final product will be more expensive, for sure.
The Galaxy C9 will, most probably, sport a 5.7-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, and will be made out of metal. This phone will be fueled by one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mid-range SoCs, and if we had to guess, we’d say that the company will include the Snapdragon 652 64-bit octa-core chip inside of this phone. The 3,000+mAh battery will probably be a part of this offering as well, and the phone’s physical home button will most probably double as a fingerprint scanner.