The Samsung Galaxy Grand has been officially launched in India carrying a hefty price tag. It will come with Jelly Bean, much loved among Android fans, and with a 5-inch display, even larger than the company’s own flagship handset, the S3’s. About a week ago there was a rumor of the device’s launch, but the release date suggested was off by a little bit.
The Galaxy Grand will run on the Android Jelly Bean platform – version 4.1.2 to be exact – and will come with a 5-inch WVGA TFT display incorporating mDNIe technology for better quality visuals. It weighs 162 grams and measures 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 millimeters in dimensions, making it both larger and thicker than the S3.
An 8MP camera can be found on the rear panel and this has flash capabilities with zero shutter lag and support for very quick start up. The snapper features a backside illumination sensor and is capable of full HD video recording. The front of the device meanwhile is home to a 2MP webcam.
A 1.2GHz dual core processor takes care of the internal workings, while 1GB of RAM makes sure things are running smoothly. And this is required because users are treated to the Multi Window trait we saw the Note 2 receive. Then there is 8GB of internal storage (although only 4GB can be accessed by the user), and memory can be expanded all the way up to 64GB.
And yes, the handset offers the convenience of dual SIM, with both cards being active at all times. This means that users can receive a call or an incoming message on one SIM card when on a call through the other. A 2100mAh Li-ion battery rounds up the spec sheet, although usage stats haven’t been provided.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand is available for Rs. 21,500. On a special launch offer worth Rs. 8,000, a flip cover is included in the box and free access to music and movies is afforded via ‘My Services.’ Additionally, Vodafone users will be allowed to download 2GB of free data per month for 2 months.
Platform: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Display: 5-inch WVGA TFT with mDNIe technology
Main camera: 8MP with flash
Secondary camera: 2MP, front-facing
Internal memory: 8GB (4GB user-accessible), expandable up to 64GB
Processor: 1.2GHz dual core SoC
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, Wi-Fi,
Battery capacity: 2100mAh
Battery type: Li-ion
Dimensions: 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 millimeters
Weight: 162 grams
Color options: elegant white and metallic blue
Others: Multi Window feature, dual SIM (both always on)