Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition in the works, gets certified in Taiwan
The new version is said to be called the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition, and if rumors are to be believed, the manufacturer will replace the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset available on the original model with a 64-bit quad-core Cortex-A53 Marvell PXA1908 chipset.
This is the same entry-level chipset that Samsung previously used on the Galaxy XCover 3, a rugged, affordable handset that the company launched this past April. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem like an improvement, as the Marvell PXA1908 chipset comes with lesser graphic performance compared to the Snapdragon 410. Another change that the Value Edition is expected to bring is Android 5.0 out of the box.
Other than the new chipset and the new Android version, rumors claim that the Value Edition will come with the same set of specs as the original Galaxy Grand Prime. This includes a 5-inch display with a resolution of 540 by 960 pixels, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a pretty sizeable (given the specs) 2600mAh battery. In the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime comes with an 8MP primary camera and a 5MP wide-angle secondary shooter on the front. Other specs include Bluetooth 4.0, LTE cat.4 and optional NFC support.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime VE SM-G531Y was recently spotted getting its certifications in Taiwan, and although the official documents don't mention any specs, the design doesn't seem to have changed at all from the previous iteration. At the moment, it's unclear if the smartphone will ever make it to the US, as did the original model, one that Cricket sells at an affordable $180.