Samsung Announces Galaxy Grand smartphone

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Continuing the Galaxy smartphone series, Samsung has now added another big screen phone to its line-up with the unveiling of rumoured Galaxy Grand with the looks of a Galaxy note 2 and the internals of Galaxy S II, a five-inch Android smart phone apparently designed for mid-range consumers.

Samsung Galaxy Grand will become in two variants, one with single SIM options, while another variant will support dual-SIMs.

Measuring 9.6mm thick and weighing 162 grams, the Grand features a 5-inch TFT LCD with 400 x 800 WVGA resolution sports a white body that looks like most of the recent Samsung smart phones floating around the market.

Inside, this device is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor running on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It is embedded with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory with a microSD slot that expands up to 64GB.

Galaxy Grand features a 2 megapixel front-facing camera that supports 720p video calls and an 8 megapixel rear-facing shooter with LED flash and zero shutter-lag.

On connectivity front, Samsung include both 2G and 3G,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Wi-Fi HT40, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, A-GPS, Glonass and DLNA with the battery capacity of 2,100mAh.

Other features include, Samsung’s TouchWiz interface on top of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the range of usual perks included on other Galaxy models like S Voice, multi window mode, Direct Call, AllShare Play, Smart Alert, Popup Play and all the Samsung Hubs.

Here are technical specifications for Samsung Galaxy Grand

  • Dual-SIM :(dual-active) option
  • Display: 5-inch WVGA TFT touch screen
  • Operating system: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Memory: 8GB internal memory, support for 64GB microSD card
  • Camera: 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera
  • Connectivity: 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, A-GPS, DLNA S Voice and microUSB
  • Battery: 2,100mAh
  • Miscellaneous: Direct Call, Smart Alert, Popup Video and AllShare Play

Samsung plans to release this phone in two variants, the dual-SIM I9082 and the single-SIM I9080 but so far, there is no information on pricing and availability for this device.


  • Galaxy grand will be a nice addition indeed to samsung’s smartphone series. screen resolution of 480×800 pixels. will give awesome video/pic quality on a 5″ screen.

    • So you call a screen resolution of 480×800 on a 5 inch screen awesome? bro, it will result in only 187 ppi pixel density which is below par. Moreover, WVGA TFT Touch Screen is not as good as a Super AMOLED or Super LCD. Hence, the display quality on this phone will be below par. Apart from the Size of the screen of this phone, nothing is special about it. For detailed specification, go to:
      http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_grand_i9080-5162.php

  • “designed for mid-range consumers”

    with such features (as described), this phone will be near about 35k or even more which doesn’t comes under the cap of MID-RANGE!

    P.S. This would gonna be another great hit by Samsung!

    • I think they have different perception of mid-range users. previously HTC announced desire X for mid range users. It was launched for 30k+. Lets see, what happens to this…!!


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