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Samsung Announces The Galaxy Grand With A 5 Inch WVGA Display

2012 December 19

Samsung has recently announced yet another addition to its ever expanding Galaxy smartphone range. The Samsung Galaxy Grand will be a relatively large device, somewhat bridging the gap between the flagship Galaxy S3 and bestselling phablet, the Galaxy Note 2.


The phone boasts plenty of impressive specifications, but it’s the screen which really stands out. At 5 inches it has a WVGA resolution it is certainly sizable. It is also a likely teaser of the next Android flagship, the Galaxy S4 which is rumoured to have a similar display but with a full HD resolution of 1080p.


The Galaxy Grand is by no means a top end device, as the screen lacks an HD resolution or Super AMOLED technology for example. This is also reflected in the processor. This is a 1.2GHz dual-core offering which although rather powerful , provides the phone with considerably less processing power than the likes of the Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2, both of which have quad-core processors.


Other features of the phone include an 8 megapixel rear facing camera, with a front facing camera sporting a 2 megapixel resolution. It will run the latest Android Jellybean v4.1.2 OS and come with many of the software features found on its higher end counterparts, such as Direct Call, S-Voice, Smart Alert and Multi Window mode. The handset will also come equipped with 8GB of internal storage along with a microSD slot, plus all the usual connectivity options and a sizable 2100mAh battery capacity. Visit Samsung Tomorrow for the full breakdown of the handset’s features.


Essentially, the Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid range device, offering a large screen without the high price tag of the Galaxy Note 2 for example. Samsung will also no doubt hope that the phone will be seen as a more affordable alternative to the likes of the HTC Droid DNA and J Butterfly which also have 5 inch screens but are more expensive on account of their 1080p resolutions.


There is currently no word on the pricing and planned availability of the phone, but rest assured we will keep you updated as soon as we hear any news.

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