Samsung Galaxy C7 Rattles OnePlus X, Nexus 5X

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Right after the Samsung Galaxy C5 gets confirmed by Chinese telco authority TENAA, up springs the bigger and badder Galaxy C7 from the shadows. Samsung obviously believes that the premium mid-range segment needs a shake-up as well.

That space is occupied by the OnePlus X and Nexus 5X. Could the Galaxy C7 – which does look exactly like the C5 save for size – give them a run for their money?

Sporting a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED full HD display, the C7 is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset (the first phone to have it?) backed by a 2GHz CPU and 4GB RAM.

Native storage stands at either 32GB or 64GB and it comes along with microSD compatibility. Space is expandable up to 128GB. The phablet is juiced up by a 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 supported.

As for the camera it is akin the C5, equipped with a 16MP main shooter and an 8MP selfie cam. Both come with f/1.9 aperture for crisp low-light image quality. There’s also fingerprint sensing tech on the home button.

The only major downside the C7, as with most mid-range Samsung phones, is its pricing. It is not confirmed for the US but the equivalent (converted) price of the 32GB model stands at nearly $400, while the 64GB version is at almost $430.

The OnePlus X and Nexus 5X currently retail for $250 and $300 respectively.