Samsung had kicked off the all-new 'Galaxy C' lineup of smartphones by releasing the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 handsets earlier this year. The Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 were introduced back in May, and have been available for purchase since June. These handsets were introduced in China, and are available only in China, at least for the time being. Many reports suggested that the letter 'C' in the name of these handsets actually means 'China', but we cannot be sure of that. In any case, yet another 'Galaxy C' smartphone has been leaking lately, the Galaxy C9. This smartphone had popped up on Zauba twice thus far, and the phone has just surfaced on Geekbench as well, read on.
Last Zauba listing said that the Galaxy C9 (SM-C9000) will ship with a 6-inch display, which makes sense considering that the Galaxy C5 comes with a 5.2-inch panel, while the Galaxy C7 ships with a 5.7-inch display. In any case, the Geekbench listing does not really reveal the display size of the Galaxy C9, but it does say that the phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 652 64-bit octa-core SoC running at 1.4GHz, along with the Adreno 510 GPU. The listing also says that the phone will ship with 6GB of RAM and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, while you'll be able to find Samsung's custom UI on top of Android, of course. If this listing is to be believed, then the Galaxy C9 scored 1,304 points in the single-core benchmark, while it has managed to hit 4,366 points in the multi-core benchmark.
That is more or less it as far as the info from Geekbench goes, but all of this is quite interesting. If this info is accurate, then this will be the first Samsung-branded smartphone to ship with 6GB of RAM, and we're not even looking at a high-end handset here, only a mid-ranger. The Galaxy C9 will be made out of metal, and chances are it will resemble the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 quite a bit. This handset will sport the physical home key below the display, and the fingerprint scanner will almost certainly be built into it. We still don't know when will this handset launch, but chances are Samsung will introduce it soon.