Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (2016) gets FCC approval and specs leak

Budget Samsung SM-G532F gets a MediaTek chip and 1.5 GB RAM

Budget Samsung SM-G532F gets a MediaTek chip and 1.5 GB RAM

We've caught various tidbits pertaining to a Samsung Galaxy Prime (2016) before now. Back in August, the 5-inch handset was spotted on Geekbench to reveal a quad-core CPU and a relatively modest 1.5 GB of RAM. The device then gained Wi-Fi certification earlier this month. Now, the device has been spotted on Geekbench once more, and with FCC certification also adding a touch of authenticity, we expect an official announcement to be just around the corner. 

What do these new insights tell us? Unfortunately, not a lot that we didn't already know. The FCC confirms that alongside the standard Galaxy Grand Prime with the model name SM-G532F, there will be a further SM-G532F/DS with two SIM slots. Geekbench confirms the four-core MediaTek MT6737T chipset with a maximum 1.4 GHz processor clock speed along with 1.5 gigs of RAM. Incidentally, the single-core and multi-core scores have improved from the last time the device check through Geekbench, with a respective 640/1884 compared with the previous 599/1790. 

The original Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime launched two years ago with a 540 x 960 5-inch display, 8 and 5-megapixel camera combo on the back and front respectively, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 with 1.5 GB RAM. Aside from a change in processor, it doesn't appear that Samsung is going to make too many enhancements with the 2016 model.

Still, we'll keep an eye out for its official arrival, so stay tuned. 

source: Geekbench, FCC via GSMArena

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Galaxy Grand Prime
  • Display 5.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

This phone is weak even by 2014 standards, not to mention 2016, why the hell is samsung even making such phones? Just a waste of money. And people say Apple has a great profit margin, I bet this also has a 50-60% profit margin.

2. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

FCC is kinda like a sieve when it comes to keeping information locked down.

3. SayMobile

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

why does samsung even bother to bring such phones which are totally unnecessary ., why cant they keep things simple. The launch of the ON8 model too was totally unnecessary when they have a similar specd and extremely well selling galaxy J7(2016) in that exact price point

4. sebstin

Posts: 170; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Why so many junk phones in the market?. Sammy is creating E-waste un-necessarily...

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