Samsung initially said that the Galaxy C series would be exclusive to the Chinese market, but the company earlier this year expanded the series to other countries such as India, where it has a strong user base. Samsung is constantly releasing new models under the Galaxy C lineup, and if some new reports are believed to be true, the next smartphone in the lineup will be the Samsung Galaxy C10.
Before the launch itself, the Galaxy C10 is gaining a lot of popularity for two major reasons. Firstly, the C10 will be the South Korean giant’s first-ever smartphone to boast of dual cameras at the back. Everyone expected that the Galaxy Note 8 would be first Samsung smartphone to have two cameras, but the Galaxy C10 will be unveiled before the flagship Galaxy Note 8 next month. There’s no word on the camera setup implementation from Samsung.
Secondly, the smartphone is claimed to feature a dedicated Bixby hardware button, same as the Galaxy S8 and S8+. For the unaware, Bixby is the Samsung’s voice-enabled personal assistant launched recently and is currently available for Galaxy S8 and S8+. For now, Bixby is just a basic assistant that displays card based information such as weather, to-do list, etc. Samsung is claimed to roll out an update which enables the voice assistant. In fact, the update is rolling out in some countries.
Ahead of the official launch in Q3 2017 (July 2017), the key specifications and price of the device have leaked online. A Korean site, Asia Business Daily says that the Samsung is already testing the Galaxy C10 in China, which means the launch is imminent.
The report further says that the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset and will be paired with 6GB of RAM. Furthermore, if the Snapdragon 660 SoC runs out of production, Samsung may use its in-house Exynos 7872 chipset, which is a hexacore processor.
The Galaxy C10 might have a 6-inch Full HD display with Full HD resolution, and it will be made available in two storage options 64GB and 128GB. The phone will be backed by a massive 4000mAh battery. Lastly, the pricing of the 64GB variant is said to be 3499 Yuan (approx. Rs. 33,100).