Earlier today, Sammobile spotted a post on Weibo, a popular Chinese social media platform, which said that Samsung's rumoured Galaxy C5 Pro and Galaxy C7 Pro handsets will be released in December. The devices were first spotted a couple of months ago but the new rumour adds more truth to the fact that Samsung is willing to push through more large-display handsets in global markets following the demise of Galaxy Note 7.
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The timeline of their release suggests that Samsung is trying to earn some much-needed revenue from low-cost handsets before it releases Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 flagship phones in February of next year. A rumour did suggest that Samsung will launch another Note-series phone next year but that doesn't mean that the company wouldn't work on it's A-series and C-series phones in the meantime.
The Galaxy C5 Pro is, as per the latest rumour, expected to arrive featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor while the C7 Pro will be featuring a Snapdragon 626 processor. The smaller Galaxy C5 and C7 phones feature Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 625 processors respectively, so the overall performance output in all four phones will be quite similar. It will thus be interesting to see if the new phones will, apart from larger displays and probably stronger batteries, bring in any new features or capabilities which will incentivise buyers to pay more for them rather than buy cheaper Galaxy C5 and C7 phones.
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As per recent reports, Samsung is also planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones in emerging countries like India and Vietnam to get rid of existing stocks and to bring in some revenue before it launches new flagship phones next year. However, India had refused permission to Apple when the Cupertino giant had proposed to sell refurbished iPhones in India, so we're not sure if Samsung will get the required permission to sell refurbished variants of the Galaxy Note 7, a phone which was banned in Indian flights following a series of unexplained explosions earlier this year.
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