Samsung may defy traditions and release a new premium phone later this year. According to recent headlines, the company might be releasing a new phablet this year in the form of the rumored Samsung Galaxy C9. Since this phone isn't expected by fans, many would agree that this release is Samsung's token of compensation for the damage brought about by the Note 7.
Samsung Galaxy C9 As A Note 7 Damage Control
The rumored C9 might as well be 'planned' and not an instrument of damage control. However, it's timing strongly suggests that this is Samsung's way of cleaning up the Note 7 mess that might have stained its name for good. If the rumored C9 was made to be a midrange phone, then it could be saved from being associated with the Note 7 fiasco. However, it's undeniable that the rumored specs of the C9 lead to a premium Android phone, Phone Arena reported.
The said gadget is expected to be a 6-inch phablet with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution and it could run Android 6.0 from the box. It's expected to be powered by Snapdragon 652, boast of 6 GB worth of RAM and carry 64 GB of internal storage. For the cameras, the Galaxy C9 is also expected to boast of a 16 MP rear camera and a 16 MP front snapper, GSM Arena reported. A 4000 mAh battery could be the Galaxy C9's cherry on top.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Is Still Bound For 2017 Release
One of the possible reasons why Samsung chose a non-flagship device to follow Note 7 is to make it a bit more affordable. This explains the lower display and CPU specs of the alleged Galaxy C9. Furthermore, this could also mean that Samsung is taking its sweet time in developing the Galaxy Note 8 to make sure that it won't encounter Note 7's misfortune. Rushing the release of the Note 8 just to compensate Note 7's failure may not be a good idea.