Samsung has big plans for its Galaxy C-series of smartphones which the company introduced in July this year. Samsung is working on yet another C-series phone – Galaxy C9. As spotted on the GeekBench, the Galaxy C9 features 6GB of RAM and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It appears that Samsung is giving in to the competitive edge that the local handset makers have in the China market.
A fresh sighting of Galaxy C9 on AnTuTu benchmark reveals that the phone will pack a 16-megapixel front camera, probably the first phone from Samsung. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera. The Galaxy C9 will feature a Full HD resolution packing display.
As per the Geekbench listing, the Galaxy C9 with a model number SM-C9000 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The SM-C9000 runs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 mobile chipset with eight cores clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with Adreno 510 GPU. The handset runs 6GB of RAM. Do bear in mind that this might be one of the early prototypes for the final versions might have the same hardware. In a way, the Galaxy C9 compliments to the Galaxy A9 which is yet to be released in India.
Earlier this year, we spotted the Galaxy Note 7 running 6GB of RAM, but it was later released with 4GB of RAM. So it is not the first time Samsung’s is testing a smartphone with 6GB of RAM. And our best bet is that the Galaxy C9 could be a prototype.
Last week, the Gear reported about Samsung also working on the Galaxy C5 Pro and Galaxy C7 Pro models. Even these models run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and pack 4GB of RAM. Again, these handsets appeared at Geekbench website.
Samsung’s Galaxy C-series line up is the premium finish and feature packing mid-range to an upper mid-range segment. So far the fate of the Galaxy C-series has been tied to China region only. Xiaomi and LeEco pushing their handsets with 6GB of RAM in China, Samsung might be compelled to follow the suit by introducing phones with 6GB of RAM. Samsung remains ambiguous about its plan to make the series available outside China.