Samsung's iPhone SE rival Galaxy C5 gets FCC certified

Just a month ago, we were talking about Samsung's Galaxy C5 taking on Apple's iPhone SE, and now the mid-range phone has been cleared by the FCC.

The FCC certification paves the way for Galaxy C5 and C7 to launch in the United States as well but Samsung is yet to announce their availability in the UK.

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Samsung Galaxy C5 was certified by the Chinese Telecommunications agency TENAA last month and until now it seemed that the phone would launch only in China and some other regions in Asia. However, its entry in the United States suggest that it is not too far from European markets as well.

Both Galaxy C5 and C7 phones feature all-metal unibodies along with 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch displays respectively. The Galaxy C5 will come with a Full HD Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 617 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage, a MicroSD slot, a fingerprint sensor and 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras. 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.

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The larger Galaxy C7 will bring in a more powerful Snapdragon 625 processor, an Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, the same cameras as in the Galaxy C5 and an impressive 3,300 mAh battery. Both phones will be available in Pink Gold, Grey, Silver and Gold colour options.

Even though we aren't sure if Galaxy C5 will eventually launch in the UK, but if it does, we would expect it to cost as much or even lesser than the iPhone SE. The Galaxy C5, thanks to its superlative cameras, should offer Samsung phone buyers an additional incentive to stick to the brand for now.

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