Earlier this year Samsung introduced a new series of smartphones on the Chinese market, known as the Samsung Galaxy C series comprised of the Samsung Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7. These smartphones were designed to accommodate mid-range specifications in a higher-quality body and design, in order to compete with popular smartphone makers in China who have been using this strategy for a while. Today, SamMobile reports that Samsung is now working on the next smartphones in the series, namely the "Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro" and "Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro".
According to the source, the Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro is identified by model number "SM-C5010" whereas the Galaxy C7 Pro carries model number "SM-C7010". Unfortunately not much else is known in regards to what makes these smartphones tick, but judging by the "Pro" moniker we can assume that the upcoming models will introduce better hardware and software features compared to the original models in the Galaxy C series. Samsung is no stranger to the concept of building "Pro" variants based on mid-range smartphones, as the company already launched a Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro and a Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro earlier in 2016, not to mention all the other "Pro" smartphones and tablets released over the past few years. For reference, the ongoing Samsung Galaxy C5 features a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 System-on-Chip coupled with 4 GB of RAM, whereas the Samsung Galaxy C7 flaunts a larger 5.7-inch panel with the same resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC along with 4 GB of RAM. No other details are known regarding the Pro variants, but the source speculates that more details should emerge in the coming weeks.
In a slightly different train of thought, recent events strongly hint that Samsung is also working on a (non-Pro) Galaxy C9. The smartphone was spotted in the database of the Indian import / export tracking website Zauba not once, but twice in a matter of weeks, indicating that the South Korean smartphone maker has shipped the device to India for research & development purposes ahead of an imminent market release. Either way, official details are missing so any information regarding specs and availability remains subject to change.