Samsung has added one more big screen smartphone to its line-up; the Galaxy Grand. This smartphone will be launched in single-sim and dual-sim versions. The company posted on its official blog ‘Samsung Tomorrow’ that the dual sim version will hit the market first, followed by its sibling.
The all-new Galaxy Grand is a cheaper alternative to Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This smartphone has 5-inch WVGA TFT display and looks almost identical to Galaxy Note 2. It is powered with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, runs on 1.2GHz Dual Core processor and has 1GB RAM. And is equipped with 8MP rear camera and 2MP front snapper. Though Galaxy Grand is available only in 8GB variant, its memory capacity can be increased to 64GB with microSD.
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It runs on a 2,100mAh battery and has connectivity features like 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, S Voice, MicroUSB and Bluetooth 4.0. The Korean electronics major has furnished Galaxy Grand with its usual software features, such as Smart Alert, multi-window multitasking more, Direct Call, and Pop Up Play that allows you to watch videos in a pop up window while running other applications.
Though it all sounds impressive, we aren’t really impressed with its screen. The 5-inch screen has just 480×800 WVGA resolution, compared to the Galaxy Note 2’s 720×1280 screen. The company said it was due to Samsung’s attempt to keep the costs lower.
The Korean giant hasn’t given a word on its availability and pricing yet. The single sim variant (I9080) and dual sim variant (I9082) share the same features and specifications except the slots for sim cards. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. said on its blog, “It is possible to receive calls on one sim number while taking a call from the other, ensuring efficient management of personal and work commitments without ever missing a call.”