Samsung Mobile is preparing to update its Galaxy C line-up with the 2017 version of the Samsung Galaxy C7, as evidenced by the smartphone’s recent certification by Chinese certification site, TENAA.
Prototype images of the Samsung Galaxy C7 2017 have been obtained, and these show it sporting dual cameras at the rear, and the listing reveals many of its specs which are discussed below.
Samsung Galaxy C7 2017 Expected Specifications, Review and Highlights
Design & Display
From the images available, we see that the Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017) has a metal unibody design with antenna bands running across the back both at the top and bottom. It has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED (it’s big Sammy, whaddya expect?) display with a Full HD (1920 * 1080) pixel resolution.
The TENAA listing also reveals that the C7 weighs 178 grammes and is 7.9 millimetres thick. As you would expect, the device has a design language similar to smartphones in the series.
Memory & Performance
The smartphone comes in two storage variants – the first with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory and the second with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It’s powered by an octa-core processor with a speed of 2.39GHz.
A 13MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera are located at the rear of the device with a dual-tone LED flash for professional photography. Its front bezel is occupied at the top by a 16MP camera and a LED flash for quality selfies.
Battery & Connectivity
It looks like things have been reduced a bit this year in the Galaxy C7 series. The Galaxy C7 2017 has a 2850mAh battery which is lower than last year’s C7 which has a 3300mAh battery. This one comes with fast charging, though.
The device comes with a host of connectivity options which include NFC, a USB Type-C port and Bluetooth 4.2.
Software & Hardware
The Samsung Galaxy C7 2017 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. It retains the home button with a fingerprint scanner embedded in it.
Samsung Galaxy C7 2017 Expected Specifications
|Model||Galaxy C7 (2017)|
|Status||Coming | Certified|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G Network||LTE with VoLTE|
|SIM Type||Micro-SIM, dual standby|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|4G||Up to 300/50 Mbps|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Dimensions||152.4 × 74.7 × 7.9 mm|
|Build||Metal Unibody Design|
|Display Type||AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen|
|Features||2.5D Curved Glass|
|13MP + 5MP dual camera|
|dual-tone LED flash|
|1080p HD Video|
|Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|Number of Processor Cores||Octa-Core|
|Expandable up to 256GB|
|Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 + 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||USB Type-C|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||Yes|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
|– MP4/H.264 player|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Availability and Price of Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017) in India & China
Since it has now been certified by the ultimate certification authority in China, we expect that the Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017) would be announced officially soon.