Just after one another, Samsung is coming with their firsts this year as the Android leaders recently came out with their first semi-metallic smartphone (Galaxy Alpha), the first side display-sporting handheld (metal-framed Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and edgy Galaxy Note Edge), first high-end AMOLED tablets (Galaxy Tab S8.4 and 10.5), standalone smartwatch, rugged slate, fully rugged Galaxy S variant (Galaxy S5) and largest Note to date that is GalaxyNote pro.
Now continuing this trend, Korean Tech Giant, has announced a new addition in its Galaxy smartphone portfolio called the Galaxy Grand Prime. Wholly, the new smartphone is optimized for taking a group selfie termed as a ‘groupfie’ and has been targeted at groupfie fanatics.
Look wise, The Grand Prime features 5 inch (12.7 cm) qHD (960 x 540) PLS TFT display with metallic and serrated edge that is only 8.6 mm thick. The dimensions of the smartphone are 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm and it weighs 156g.
However, inside, running on latest Android 4.4 Kit-Kat with Touch Wiz user interface on top, it gets powered by 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64 GB via a micro SDcard.
On camera front, with the introduction of the new trend of ‘Groupfie’, the Grand Prime features a 5 MP front facing camera with 85 degree wide angle lens allowing users to capture more people and wider backgrounds in pictures. Moreover, the smartphone also features an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash along with an option to record and playback full HD (1080p) videos at 30 fps. The device comes with a 2600 mAH battery, which offers up to 10 hours of video playback and 17 hours of talk time.
Further, connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n 2.4GHz and WiFi Direct.
This device is currently launched in India and there is no word on its release in other parts of the world. However, on pricing side, The Galaxy Grand Prime has been priced at Rs 15,499 in India that is approximately PKR 31,000 in Pakistani currency. As for the color variants, the phone will be offered in white and black.
Key specs of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime:
- Weight: 156g
- Dimensions: 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm
- Processor:1.2GHz quad core processor
- RAM:1GB RAM
- Storage: 8GB storage, up to 64GB expandable
- Display: 5-inch qHD
- Camera: 5MP front camera, 8MP rear sensor
- SIM Options: Dual SIM with HSPA+ 42Mbps
- Battery: 2600mAh battery
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n 2.4GHz and WiFi Direct.