Samsung Galaxy C5 takes on iPhone SE with 8-MP selfie cam

Leaked images and specifications of Samsung Galaxy C5 have emerged online after the due-to-be-released phone was certified by China's Telecommunications agency.

Pitted as a competitor to Apple's iPhone SE, Galaxy C5 will feature a much larger 5.2-inch display but will be much thinner than Apple's mid-range offering.

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Samsung has been relatively quiet since the launch of its blockbuster Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones and even though the 2016 J series phones are worth looking at, Samsung is adding some extra bulk on its new Galaxy C5 phone to effectively end the lure of iPhone SE which is priced at less than £300.

As per leaked specifications, the Galaxy C5, which may launch later this month, will feature a 16-MP rear camera and an impressive 8-MP front camera. The phone is also expected to come in 32GB and 64GB storage variants, both of which will feature 4GB RAM to offer smooth performance. The 5.2-inch display will be an AMOLED one and you'll also find MicroSD card slots for additional storage when you buy the phone.

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Size-wise, the phone will be over an inch taller than iPhone SE but will be thinner by 1mm, making it look and feel more like an iPhone 6 or HTC's One A9, both of which are quite similar in terms of design and appearance. Even though the leaks do not say if the phone will field a fingerprint sensor on the home button, its simplistic design reveals a large rear camera slot as will as Dual LED flash on its rear. Thanks to being taller than iPhone SE, it will weigh 153g compared to the latter's 113g.

Reports suggest that the Galaxy C5 is due for launch later this month, but with the absence of any confirmation from Samsung, we will take such reports with a pinch of salt. However, if it does launch in the UK, we expect it to cost as much or even lesser than the iPhone SE  which, thanks to its superlative cameras, should offer Samsung phone buyers an additional incentive to stick to the brand for now.

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