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Samsung unveils Galaxy Grand with 5.0-inch display, Android 4.1

Samsung unveils Galaxy Grand with 5.0-inch display, Android 4.1

Samsung has unveiled the Android 4.1.2 running Galaxy Grand with 5.0-inch display.

Samsung Galaxy Grand is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and it comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage (expandable by another 64GB). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Wi-Fi HT40, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, A-GPS, Glonass and DLNA. It comes with the usual set of sensors like accelerometer, light and proximity sensors, gyro sensor and a digital compass. The Samsung Galaxy Grand is powered by a 2100mAh battery.

Coming back to the display, as rumoured, the Galaxy Grand sports a WVGA 480x800 display in a bid to keep the costs down. While that is sure to bring the PPI of the screen down along with the costs, we would like to reserve our comment on the quality of the display until we see it in person.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand comes with a 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera capable of making 720p video calls.

Galaxy Grand comes with Android 4.1.2 and includes various software features that have made an appearance on earlier Samsung devices including Direct Call (automatically dial a call by raising the device up to the ear), Popup Video (lets users watch video in a pop-up window anywhere on the screen while running other tasks) and the virtual assistant S Voice.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand will be available in both single-SIM (GT-I9080) and dual-SIM (GT-I9082) variants. The dual-SIM variant is dual-active, which means it is possible to receive calls on one SIM number while talking on the other.

There's no word from Samsung yet on the pricing or availability of the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Grand technical specifications

  • 5.0-inch WVGA 480x800 display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 8GB internal storage (expandable by another 64GB)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera
  • Android 4.1
  • 2100mAh battery
  • Dual-SIM (dual-active) option
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI, A-GPS, DLNA

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