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Samsung introduces third Samsung Galaxy Grand model, this time with quad-core 1.4GHz processor

Samsung introduces third Samsung Galaxy Grand model, this time with quad-core 1.4GHz processor
The Samsung Galaxy Grand

The Samsung Galaxy Grand

Last month, Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy Grand. The device features a 5 inch screen, but with WVGA resolution to keep the price down. The resulting 186ppi pixel density is nothing to get excited about. Powering the phone is a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM on board and 8GB of native storage. Some of the specs were decent such as the 8MP camera on back and the front facing 2MP shooter for self portraits and video chat. And Android 4.1.2 is installed giving the phone the smoothness of Project Butter and the immediacy of Google Now. Another version of the phone has the same specs, but accepts dual SIM cards. This model, called the Samsung Galaxy Grand DUOS, will launch next month in Europe.

But now it seems that a third variant of the device has been developed by Samsung. Also called the Samsung Galaxy Grand, it keeps the majority of the specs from the other models except it offers a quad-core 1.4GHz processor and LTE connectivity, which was lacking on the earlier device. With SBeam, NFC and VoLTE support, a 64GB capacity microSD slot and a 2100mAh battery, there is plenty to like about this handset. And the fact that it has T-DMB, which is mobile television in South Korea, tells us where this unit is heading to. No word yet on pricing and there is no release date.

source: SammyHub via AndroidCommunity

The third variant of the phone has a quad-core processor and LTE connectivity

The third variant of the phone has a quad-core processor and LTE connectivity


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posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:01 8

1. rusticguy (Posts: 2818; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Samsung Grand will have tough time competing against just announced Quadcore Micromax A116 as many would opt for Micromax A116.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:06

3. umadd (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


confirmed for having no knowledge of economics

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 14:24

16. rusticguy (Posts: 2818; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yes price 15000 of A116 is greater than 21000+ of Grand ... I flunked in economics :D

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:34 3

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


micromax is just a company from india.. and its quad core is powered by mediatek, so it will be surely be cheaper..but this one has LTE on it and selling point, its name, samsung...

i believe that people now just buy samsung coz it is the only relevant name in their mind when it comes to android

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 09:19

15. shobhit (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


India don't have 4G LTE

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 04:52

19. Adithya7184 (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


india has 4G LTE, powered by Airtel. but it only accessible through USB dongle..but, recently Huawei launched a phone with 4G LTE in kolkata...

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 01:35 2

7. predator93 (Posts: 121; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Your talking from an perspective of an Indian customer, Micromax is not a familiar name outside of India and a few more countries. Lenovo, Huawei etc provide tougher competition to Samsung than Micromax. Personally I feel Galaxy Grand duos is priced good for a samsung phone in India and its definitely ahead of s advance which is selling really well.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 14:40

17. rusticguy (Posts: 2818; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Outside China Lenovo has highest "Brand Presence". However their share on Mobile market is minimal and they plan to get hold of 10% in next two years. Micromax is one of top tablet vendor in India with 18% share with Samsung second at 13%. In phone segment it's third largest behind Samsung and Nokia.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 04:58

20. Adithya7184 (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


micromax having 18% tablet market share....can u prove it???
they just bring motherboards and displays from china.....and sells it in India...
all the manufacturers like micromax,karbonn,lava,etc.....are same.....don't compare it with Samsung... Samsung have their own brand name....

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 15:10

18. rusticguy (Posts: 2818; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Outside China Lenovo has highest Biggest brand presence in India.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 06:11

10. rihel_95 (Posts: 197; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Don't know, but PA should start reviewing Micromax Canvas 3 A116, coz Canvas 2 sold out here like hot pancakes, and its good too!

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 07:42 1

12. TylerGrunter (Posts: 861; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I agree with predator there, Micromax only sells in India, so it´s not that interesting for most of the people in this site.
But I would like to see more PA reviews of some other brands like Huawei, Lenovo or ZTE that have international versions.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:02 7

2. D.Aceveda (Posts: 358; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


The screen kills it. To keep costs down, why not use a 4'3inch screen with the same res...like on the GS2? 5' inches and that res is just ridiculous.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:09 1

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


The third version of the galaxy grand seems like that it is a skorea exclusive, it might be a bonus of samsung to their homeland

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:30

5. sfs99999 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


I'd hope if RAM was 2GB

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 03:01 3

8. supersammyfans (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


What i dislike of Apple, too little choices, what i dislike of Samsung these days.... Too many varieties, you just can't keep up on them...

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 06:39 1

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 10095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sammy's slowly starting to put out more of the same. Simply rebadging the s3/note2 into a hybrid. I think all eyes will b on apple this year, and they had better deliver.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 07:43 2

13. ajac09 (Posts: 1338; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I can see a small US carrier getting this or maybe even one of the big boys as an alternative to the note line.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 07:55

14. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


what..... 5" only with WVGA resolution, no way...

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