Samsung has announced a new smartphone: The Galaxy Grand. The new handset is a mash-up of both Samsung’s popular devices, the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note. It will offer dual-sim support, but the Galaxy Grand is not the best of both worlds.
On the outside, the Galaxy Grand looks so much similar to the Galaxy S III. It runs on the latest Android version, 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The back camera is 8 megapixels and can record full HD video, while the front camera is 2 megapixels.
What is pulling this new smartphone back is it’s screen. The Galaxy Grand features a huge 5 inch screen which places it between the S III’s 4.8-inch screen and the 5.5-inch display on the Note II. Sound impressive, right? Not so much. The Galaxy Grand’s display has a resolution of only 800 x 400 pixels, which makes it inferior to the S III and the Note, which both have a display resolution of 1280 by 720 pixel screens, with a higher pixel density.
Samsung didn’t say anything about the availability and price of the Galaxy Grand, but judging from the mediocre display and the upper average specs, the Galaxy Grand will probably be a mid-range device for those who want an Android phone with a big display (also nicknamed phablets), but without the premium price tag.
The Galaxy Grand could be an attractive offer for a lot of people though. The first version of the phone will come in a dual-SIM version, which allows you to use two phone numbers from the same phone. You can receive calls on one SIM while taking a call from the other, so you can always have a foreign SIM card for cheap calls along with your normal number. A second version of the Grand will then follow, which will feature only one SIM card slot.
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