How many Galaxy-branded phones will Samsung launch? We’re not sure, but it’s not stopping anytime soon. The company on Tuesday unveiled its latest device, the Galaxy Grand, an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean smartphone with a 5-inch display. That places it right between the size of the screen on the Galaxy S III and the 5.5-inch display on the Galaxy Note II.
The Galaxy Grand packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel camera for video chat, Bluetooth 4.0, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage and support for HSPA+ 21Mbps networks. It also sports several TouchWiz features that are available on the Galaxy Note II, such as the Multi Window feature for quickly jumping between applications, Smart Alert, which shows missed calls when you pick up the phone, pop-up video previews, S Voice and more.
Samsung is planning to release two versions of the Galaxy Grand, including a single SIM model and one that accepts two SIM cards. That means international travelers can have two numbers routing to the phone, which makes it a great option for work/recreation or for two people who need to share a single device.
We expect we’ll see this phone during Mobile World Congress in February, where we hope Samsung will discuss pricing and availability in more detail.
Samsung Unveiled Galaxy Grand
Samsung GALAXY Grand runs Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), Google’s latest operating system. Its vivid 5.0’’ display provides an expansive viewing experience, presenting messaging, multimedia and Web content in brilliant color and clarity. Even with the large screen, the phone is still slim, ergonomic and comfortable to hold. You can also enjoy true multitasking running multiple apps simultaneously and without switching screens using Multi Window feature.
The GALAXY Grand sports a powerful camera with zero shutter-lag and ultra-quick camera start-up. It includes a backside illumination sensor to ensure clear shots even in dark conditions, as well as Full HD video recording.GALAXY Grand with an impressive 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor supports seamless multitasking, faster web browsing, lightning-fast screen transitions and superior graphics for some of the most demanding apps and games.
Samsung GALAXY Grand also includes intuitive features that make the phone easy to use. For example, Direct Callenables users to automatically dial a call by raising the device up to the ear; while users can also shake the phone to trigger status updates, or pan it to zoom into a screen. Smart Alert shows missed events such as missed calls and new messages just by picking up the phone. Popup Video, for example, lets users watch video in a pop-up window anywhere on the screen while running other tasks; S Voice lets you control the phone using your voice; and AllShare Play lets you share content across Samsung devices using a single account.
The GALAXY Grand will be available in two versions – The Dual SIM version (GT-I9082) will launch first and the single SIM version (GT-I9080) will follow. For the dual SIM version, its innovative dual SIM feature provides total communication flexibility, allowing users to manage two phone numbers from a single phone. It is possible to receive calls on one SIM number while taking a call from the other, ensuring efficient management of personal and work commitments without ever missing a call. Dual SIM also offers the flexibility of selecting different billing plans for either SIM, switching between them to make the most of cheaper call and data plansThe phone is pre-loaded with the latest versions of Samsung Hubs to deliver the most popular games, movies and music direct to the user on demand.