Samsung’s Other Smartphone with 6GB RAM May Be an Unlikely Choice


Amongst the many smartphone series that Samsung has introduced over the last two years, one that was launched back in May has been a Chinese market exclusive. The Galaxy C series features mid-range smartphones that the Korean company has solely targeted at the Chinese market where it has to face off with strong local brands like Huawei (and its Honor sub-brand), ZTE, Vivo, Oppo, LeEco and others.

The first Galaxy C series, the Galaxy C5 has been on the market for a few months now. Soon, however, it may be joined by another device, the Galaxy C9, if benchmark logs are anything to go by.

The Galaxy C9, with model number SM-C9000, showed up on Geekbench with a peculiar specification in tow: 6GB RAM. That’s right, 6GB RAM on a mid-range smartphone that Samsung is unlikely to push everywhere in the world.

While that may be rare to the whole world (you can count the mobile devices with 6GB RAM with your two hands), it is not such a rarity in the spec-hungry Chinese market that is already served by several smartphones from local companies with 6GB RAM. Indeed, Samsung was earlier on said to be introducing a 6GB RAM version of the Galaxy Note 7 when it launched in order to properly compete with other devices in the local Chinese market. While there isn’t much in terms of media coverage to indicate that the device did ever go on sale (after the reported pre-order period lapsed) there instead of the standard 4GB RAM Note 7, all factors constant, the Galaxy C9 will likely change all that.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.