Samsung launches the Galaxy C7 Pro in China, but there’s no C5 Pro in sight

Samsung is upgrading its Galaxy C series with follow-ups to last year’s Galaxy C5 and C7 in the form of a C5 Pro and C7 Pro. Both the device have been subject of quite a lot of rumors to date, but now we have some official information: The company has quietly launched the Galaxy C7 Pro in China. The phones will join the already-released C9 Pro, which is only available in China.

So what should we expect from the new C-series phones? Here’s everything we think we know so far.

The device is built with a 5.7-inch super AMOLED display, along with a Snapdragon 625 processor, a nice 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. One of the more interesting things about the Galaxy C7 Pro is that both the front-facing and rear-facing camera are 16MP, so this is a perfect option for the selfie-lovers among us.

The phone will be up for pre-order in China on January 16. However, there is unfortunately no word yet as to whether the device will come to other markets.

Galaxy C5 Pro

The Galaxy C5 Pro, which hasn’t been released yet, was first leaked on import tracking website Zauba, with the model number SM-C5000 — proving that the device does exist. Then we got a full-on spec leak for the device on Chinese social media website Weibo, which showed that it would be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and it would sport 3GB of RAM or more.

Now, we finally have a first look at the design of the C5 Pro, along with the C7 Pro and the already-released C9 Pro. The leak comes from Twitter user @mmddj_china, and shows that the phones will indeed feature quite a sleek design.

It appears as though the leak also shows that the phones will feature a 16MP rear-facing and front-facing camera — which will be very nice for the selfie-lovers among us. That makes sense, as the C9 Pro did indeed feature a 16MP camera on both sides, and the C7 Pro does too.

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Updated on 01-13-2017 by Christian de Looper: Added news that Galaxy C7 Pro had been released in China.