The Galaxy C55, Samsung’s new smartphone inspired by Chinese competition

Galaxy A55, M55… and now C55. Are you still following? Samsung launches a smartphone every week.

Samsung Galaxy C55 // Source: Samsung Electronics

Faced with increasingly fierce competition from Chinese manufacturers, Samsung is responding by releasing new smartphones. Lots of new smartphones. After the M55 last week, it’s the turn of the Galaxy C55 to make its appearance. But with the Galaxy A, C, M and S ranges, it’s easy to get lost. So, what else does the Galaxy C55 have to offer?

The Galaxy C55 is distinguished by its synthetic leather back, a new feature at Samsung, but quite common in China with manufacturers like Oppo (Realme, etc.). This finish gives a touch of elegance to the smartphone, while offering better grip. The synthetic leather back is also more resistant to scratches and fingerprints.

Samsung Galaxy C55 // Source: Samsung Electronics

Solid technical specifications for a mid-range smartphone

The Galaxy C55 has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a definition of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The 50-megapixel f/2.4 selfie camera sits in a central punch-hole, while on the back there’s a 50-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera f/2.2 and a 2 MP sensor. The smartphone can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second as well as HD slow motion at 240 fps.

Under the hood, the Galaxy C55 is equipped with a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, a chip from 2022. The 5,000 mAh battery can be charged via USB-C at up to 45 watts. A fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, a dual SIM slot and a microSD card reader… in short, the classic kit.

The Samsung Galaxy C55 is currently only offered in China, either with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash storage for 1,999 yuan (around 260 euros), or with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage for 2,299 yuan (around 300 euros). Samsung has not yet confirmed details about a possible international launch.

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