Last month, we heard the first claims that Samsung was preparing a new entry-level smartphone called the Galaxy Grand Lite. Now the rumored device has been spotted in an FCC filing that appears to confirm the handset’s existence.
Based on the FCC’s documents, the Galaxy Grand Lite will sport a 2100mAh battery. The letters DS next to its model number suggest we’re looking at a dual-SIM device geared towards emerging markets, though an FCC filing means we’ll likely see a version launch in the U.S. as well. Citing an anonymous insider, SamMobile reports that the device will come equipped with a 5-inch 480 x 800-pixel display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of upgradable storage, a 5-megapixel camera, and will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or newer.
SamMobile also claims the Galaxy Grand Lite will come in white, black, lime green and orange models. Considering that this is a low-end device we’re not expecting Samsung to hold a standalone launch event. Instead, look for an announcement in late February during MWC 2014.