After much speculation and a leak, Samsung’s rumoured new smartphone – the Galaxy C9 – has reportedly appeared on Geekbench.
A smartphone bearing model number SM-C9000 was spotted on Geekbench, and it’s thought to be the Galaxy C9. A smartphone with the same model number was also recently spotted on Indian import-export website Zauba with a per unit price of Rs. 17,107. Note that import/ export website price listings are only declared values, and usually aren’t accurate reflections of actual market price. Coming back to the Geekbench listing, we see the smartphone is listed to sport a 6-inch display, quashing the early rumours of a 5.7-inch display. The device may also sport an octa-core Qualcomm CPU clocked at 1.4GHz.
The Geekbench listing also shows the Samsung Galaxy C9 to sport 6GB of RAM – significantly higher than all of Samsung’s flagship smartphones that have just 4GB of RAM. If the listing is correct, it will be the largest amount of RAM Samsung has offered in a smartphone yet. Of significance is that Samsung was anticipated to launch a 6GB of RAM variant of the Galaxy Note 7 in China last month, with the company’s mobile division chief citing intense competition with Chinese rivals as the decision for the move. However, that never happened.
It will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and other specifications look identical to Samsung Galaxy A9. As reported by Sammobile, Samsung may also be working on Galaxy C5 Pro and Galaxy C7 Pro as well. Both smartphones are thought to house mid-range smartphone specifications.
The Samsung Galaxy C range is presently available in China for now, so it is relatively safe to presume that the Galaxy C9 will launch in China initially.
Samsung launched the Galaxy C9’s predecessors in China – the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 – in May this year. The Galaxy C5 was launched at a price of CNY 2,199 for its 32GB variant and CNY 2,399 for its 64GB variant, while the Galaxy C7 was priced at CNY 2,599 for its 32GB variant and CNY 2,799 for its 64GB variant.
The details are yet to be confirmed and we are not sure if the Galaxy C9 will launch with 6GB of RAM or not. Thus, we recommend you to take all of these details with a pinch of salt, until official details are spilled by Samsung.