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This is the Samsung Galaxy Grand 3: thinner and lighter than the Grand 2

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This is the Samsung Galaxy Grand 3: thinner and lighter than the Grand 2
Samsung is seemingly almost ready to release a successor to its Galaxy Grand 2 - one of the company’s best-selling smartphones in the first half of the year. Naturally called Galaxy Grand 3 (model number SM-G7200), the new handset hasn’t been announced yet, but we can still check it out - thanks to the fact that it’s been approved by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center.

Although we heard that the Grand 3 would sport a 5.5-inch display, in reality the smartphone comes with a 5.25-inch 720p screen - just like its predecessor. The new Galaxy Grand measures 146 x 74.8 x 7.95 mm, and weighs 140 grams, being both thinner, and lighter than the Grand 2 (146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm, 163 grams).

The Galaxy Grand 3 comes with beefier cameras: a 13 MP unit on the back, and a 5 MP one on the front. It also has a newer processor (a 64-bit, 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410), and more storage space: 16 GB. Other features include 1.5 GB of RAM, microSD card support up to 128 GB, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

We liked the Galaxy Grand 2 when we reviewed it earlier year, so we’re looking forward to seeing how the Grand 3 performs. The new handset should be available in white, black, and other colors, though we don’t know exactly when it’s supposed to be launched. We’ll let you know when we hear more on this anyway.


source: TENAA (translated)

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posted on 10 Dec 2014, 21:14 4

1. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


What's the purpose of the grand when you got the note 2 thru 4 out.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 21:29 6

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Flood purpose

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 21:35 4

3. Planterz (Posts: 2070; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Price.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 01:15

5. hurrycanger (Posts: 1562; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Business purpose.
If they keep selling the Note 2, they must price it high enough (like $400-500) to make profits. The reasons that even though the CPU is outdated, materials' cost doesn't go down much and Samsung still have to pay employees as much to make the same phone. But who wanna pay more than $400 on a Note 2 now anyway?
As for the Note 3, it's currently selling at around $500 in the US. Bestbuy had the unlocked version for $450 or something. But then again, if Samsung keeps making the Note 3 and push its sale, the price must be higher than that. You see how Apple keeps selling the iPhone 5s at $100 less than its original price? If Samsung keeps making the Note 3, the price at most retail stores are gonna be like $600. (As a consumer, heII no, I don't want the price to stay high. I like it when the prices get low.)

These new mid-rangers have corners cut, just so Samsung can keep making and selling them while still making money. And as mentioned in the article, these Galaxy Grands sell pretty well. So yea.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 06:45

7. bubbadoes (Posts: 957; Member since: 03 May 2012)


no logic. they are all assembled in china at a dime a dozen. "pay employees as much to make the same phone". lol. smh. thats a first

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 08:33

9. hurrycanger (Posts: 1562; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Oh? And where is your logic? Please.
1. Samsung have way more employees than just those who assemble phones.
2. Still, yes, "a dime a dozen" or whatever you call it would still cost the same for the Note 2 to be made now comparing to 2 years ago.

So yeah, don't go full retard. It's not like I said they paid $300 for an employee to assemble a phone.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 10:21

10. icrappy (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


for third world countries

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 10:22

11. MC1123 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Cheaper... and this is Samsung we're talking about

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 23:17

4. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


I can't wait to get my hands on Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 Neo !! Soooooooo excited !!!!!!

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 05:18

6. bubbadoes (Posts: 957; Member since: 03 May 2012)


yawnnnn. more kias on the already congested highway

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 07:26 1

8. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Same specs of galaxy a5 with larger screen. Anyway, this is a great device :)

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 16:45

12. Drsarcastic (Posts: 131; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


Samsung has too many midrangers...

posted on 12 Dec 2014, 11:10

13. icrappy (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


its always good to have alot of choices

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