Samsung has announced a new smartphone, the Galaxy Grand, which boasts of dual-SIM capabilities and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. No launch date or price of the smartphone has been revealed.
The reason we call this a love child of the Note II and the S III is because its exterior looks like the S III and it also has a large 5-inch display quite reminiscent of the Note. In terms of other specifications under the hood, the Galaxy Grand boasts of a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The rear houses an 8MP snapper with the ability to shoot HD video and the front has a 2MP video-calling camera. It also sports 8GB built-in storage expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card. It also includes other standard specifications such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS and sensors such as an accelerometer, compass, and gyroscopic sensor.
The only downside to the Galaxy Grand appears to be the display. It is 5-inches which is larger than the 4.8-inch display of the Galaxy S III and is smaller than the Note II which is 5.5-inches. The resolution of the display is disappointing at 480×800 when the S III and the Note II have a resolution of 1280 x 720. So, it’s surprising that the Galaxy Grand has such a low-resolution display despite having some good specifications.
The only explanation for this is that the device is targeted at the budget 5-inch phablets that have started making an appearance in the market. Recently, we have seen the iBall Andi 5C (read our review here) and the Zync Cloud Z5 (read our review here) hit store shelves in India.