The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro is due to become available to be pre-ordered/reserved in China starting from Jan. 16. This is the latest information coming through thanks to the leaked marketing image shown below. Although the Galaxy C7 Pro is just one member of the new Galaxy C Pro smartphone range, the Jan. 16 date currently only seems to pertain to the Galaxy C7 Pro model. As such, it is still unclear if the same date will apply for pre-orders/reservations for the Galaxy C5 Pro. The image itself is a new leaked marketing image and is only the latest in a long line of marketing images that have leaked over the last few weeks. So while this latest image does not offer up too much information, it certainly does seem to be confirming the Jan. 16 date. At which point, those who are interesting in picking up the C7 Pro in China will be able to reserve one.
At the moment, it does seem as though Samsung is opting for the use of reservations with the Galaxy C7 Pro, opposed to pre-orders. Which would make Samsung the latest company to make use of such a system in China. This is a system which is becoming increasingly popular in the region and largely differs from the traditional pre-ordering system by (usually) not requiring the buyer to actually hand over any money. Instead, reservations allow the user to mark their interest in buying a product. A system which can not only be used to gauge interest, but also to promote popularity. The Nokia 6 being a prime example as reservations for the new Nokia Android smartphone opened recently and in the first 24 hours, racked up more than 250,000 reservations.
Providing the marketing image is correct and reservations for the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro are expected to open on Jan. 16, then it does stand to reason that the launch of the smartphone will likely occur within the next few days. As in spite of the heavy leaking of marketing materials of late, the Galaxy C Pro-line is still currently an unannounced Samsung line. Unlike the Galaxy A line which was formerly introduced earlier this month.