Rumored Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite could appear at MWC 2014?

Rumored Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite could appear at MWC 2014?
The OG Samsung Galaxy Grand and its sequel, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, might soon have a new device in between. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite (GT-I9060) is on the way and a published report has the device landing at MWC 2014 in Barcelona next February. The handset is said to be a cross between the Galaxy Grand and the Grand 2, and will be equipped with a 5 inch screen carrying resolution of 480 x 800. Powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, the Galaxy Grand Lite will include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage (which can be expanded using the microSD slot) and a 2100mAh battery.

The unit is said to feature a 5MP snapper in back with a .3MP camera in front. According to a source in the loop, Android 4.3 could be installed out of the box and it would be a surprise if the phone did not support dual SIM cards. This model is intended for the markets like China and India where they eat up that sort of thing.

We expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite in white, orange, Midnight Black and Lime Green in early February, just a couple of weeks before MWC 2014. While the report didn't leave any clues about pricing, we would expect Samsung to employ the Goldilocks method to pricing a device. With this method, the phone is not priced too low as to brand it a cheap phone, but not too high that it would be considered an expensive high-end model. Using the Goldilocks technique, the phone gets priced "just right".

source: SamMobile via TechRadar

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6 Comments

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Just needless, still scratching my head to see if a reason will pop out.

5. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

If I remember right Samsung launched Galaxy Grand as trimmed down version of Note series with big screen to bring experience of big screens to mass, at affordable price, but now again this light version Galaxy grand. If they price Galaxy Grand 2 nicely then they will not need this light version, otherwise in future we will see lighter version of Galaxy grand light..........

3. Pattycakes

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

This phone is intended for Asian and European, not American markets. In general phones cost more in Europe and Asia. I like the Galaxy Grand 2, but I don't find any purpose of this one unless they went down to a 4.5 inch screen.

2. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

So this or a Nexus 5 on the high end or Moto G on the low.... Why the heck would anyone buy this?

4. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

This is not for you ! this is for developing countries like india! Nexus 5 = Rs.30,000 ( 16gb ) but this will not more than Rs.18,500 as the orginal grand is only Rs.16,000 now !

1. taikucing unregistered

Powered by mediatek. "the phone gets priced "just right" " sounds like it will be priced around $300. Cheap phone can be priced expensively as long as there's a samsung logo on it, and fanboys in the developing country who can't afford to buy the S4 will buy this. WVGA on a 5" screen? ouch, it hurts my eyes. Moto G FTW! Galaxy Grand WTF!?

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