Some of the rumors talking about a new Android-powered smartphone from Samsung have been confirmed today. Samsung just announced the Galaxy Grand model, a smartphone that aims at the mid-range segment of the market.
The South Korea-based company claims that the new Samsung Galaxy Grand is designed for the customers with “fast-paced mobile lifestyles who demand more from their phone.”
Samsung has chosen an interesting combination of features for the new Galaxy Grand, and, hopefully, the users will appreciate the final product.
Samsung Galaxy Grand (GT-I9080) comes with a 5-inch display with TFT LCD technology, which is supposed to provide vivid colors and quality, but at WVGA resolution (400 x 800 pixels).
Samsung claims that the big display is not affecting the smartphone’s ergonomics, Galaxy Grand being thin, therefore easy to control with one hand. Samsung Galaxy Grand measures 143,5 x 76,9 x 9,6 mm, while weighing in 162 grams, decent sizes for a mid-end smartphone.
The previous rumors about its processor were not confirmed (it was speculated that will pack the Exynos 4 Quad chipset of the Galaxy S3), as the South Korean company fitted a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. Still, Samsung claims that the hardware platform can easily support multitasking, while providing fast Internet browsing and superior graphics for apps and gaming.
Samsung Galaxy Grand will come pre-loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and for the time being there are no details regarding an update to Android 4.2. Just like other Galaxy terminals with big displays, Galaxy Grand allows the user to simultaneously run two apps on the same screen, courtesy of the Multi Window feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand technical specifications also includes 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal flash storage, completed with microSD card (up to 64 GB supported), primary camera with 8 megapixel sensor, front-facing 2 megapixel camera, and 2,100 mAh battery.
The smartphone comes with accelerometer, brightness sensor, compass, proximity sensor and gyro, as well as A-GPS and Glonass, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi 802.11n.
Samsung Galaxy Grand will also have a dual-SIM variant (GT-I9082), but Samsung didn’t unveil the exact release date, nor the price.