Samsung has announced the launch of Galaxy Grand, a new high-end smartphone at a price of Rs.21,500. “We are beginning the year 2013 with the launch of Galaxy Grand and we have lot of expectation from it. Many more launches will follow. The Galaxy Grand is revolutionary not only in terms of the great smartphone experience that it provides but also in terms of its value proposition,” said Asim Warsi, Vice-President, Samsung Mobile.
“I feel the Galaxy Grand will further fuel the growth of the smartphone market in India and will especially delight consumers looking for a great smart dual SIM phone. The Galaxy Grand best meets the growing consumer preference for a large screen device that gives them a great multimedia experience and superior performance,” Mr Warsi added. He said the device had various intuitive features that enable consumers to seamlessly engage with the device.
The Grand is also one of the world’s top performing dual SIM smartphones. Its smart dual SIM feature provides total communication flexibility, allowing users to manage two phone numbers from a single phone.
The Galaxy Grand features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 (WVGA), the same as its currently-available counterpart. RAM is also the same at 1GB, as well as the battery at a decent 2,100mAh. There’s an 8MP rear camera, as well as a 2MP front camera for video chatting.
The internal memory is 8GB, but can be expanded via a microSD card slot with support for up to 64GB. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC with S Beam. There’s the TouchWiz user interface, as well as the multi-window feature to go along with the large screen size. The handset runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.