Samsung has announced one of the mid-range phones in India; previously there have been rumors. But now, Samsung has now launched a phone by the name of Galaxy Grand Duos. The phone has a dual-SIMs option and is updated by Android 4.1.2 version.
The phone's screen is might 5-inch, but, one might not enjoy the benefits of such a large screen as it doesn't play videos neither 1080p nor 720p quality. It plays only old-fashioned 480 x 800 quality videos, which is quite a big drawback of the phone. Other features of the phone include a 1.2GHz process, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, eight mega pixel rear camera and 2 mega pixel front camera.
The phone costs Rs 21000 or $420 which is really high with respect to phones having these features, such as Nexus 4 which costs only $299. The above stated drawbacks make the price of the phone look even higher.
Samsung Electronics rolls out 5-inch large screen entry-level smartphone Galaxy Grand via three major domestic carriers. Beefing up its large screen smartphone lineup with this latest release of Galaxy Grand, Samsung Electronics has further consolidated the market trend favoring bigger screens. Galaxy Grand boasts premium performance despite reasonable price.
Samsung Galaxy Grand runs on Google Android OS Jelly Bean 4.1 and 1.4GHz Quad Core Processor featuring 8 megapixel camera, NFC, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, and others.
The rest of the specs for the South Korean version are as follows:
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- 5 Inch Display With WVGA 800 x 480
- 8MP Rear Camera (1080p Full HD) With A 2MP Front Shooter
- NFC With S Beam
- USB 3.0
- 8GB Internal Memory Expandable via MicroSD Card To 64GB
- 2100mAh Battery
- 1GB Of RAM
- Bluetooth 4.0
The South Korean version of the unlocked Galaxy Grand will come in at just 350,000 won or US $327.
Samsung is said to also be working on a Galaxy Grand Lite, which will bear the model number GT-i9060, and it will come with a 5-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage space, microSD card support, and a 2,100 mAh battery.
The camera is expected to be a 5-megapixel and a very standard VGA camera on the front; SamMobile claims the phone will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - that's probably just temporary, and the final product should have at least Android 4.3 out of the box. Dual SIM support is pretty much a given as well, as the Galaxy Grand has been a success in markets where phones with two SIM slots are quite popular, though that's something we can't confirm at this point.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite will be in stores in the fifth week of 2014, which is the one starting on January 27 and ending on February 2. The phone will come in black, orange, and "lime green", perhaps wishing to appeal to those who love the colorful Nokia Lumias.