Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition in the works, gets certified in Taiwan

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition in the works, gets certified in Taiwan
According to new information, Samsung is getting ready to launch a slightly modified version of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, one of the most successful Samsung handsets in emerging markets around the globe. 

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.


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14 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

coolio!

2. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Galaxy Whatever

3. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

The naming of these Samsung devices keeps getting more stupid. Grand Prime Value?

4. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

And Samsung wonders why they are failing in the mobile industry. By flooding the market with 50 of pretty much the same phone with different names. Makes people think that there phone is already obsolete.

5. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

lousy name...

7. NateAdam8

Posts: 436; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Another Samsung Galaxy Device YaY I lack any excitement for it what so ever!

8. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Problem with Samsung is their phones compete with their phones, Eg: Galaxy A7 costs almost same as Galaxy S5 and Note 3, Note 3 Neo = Grand 2.

9. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Almost except for size.

10. Springa

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Prime "Value". Those two dont go well together. Knowing Samsung they might stick some unbelievable price lg dligelgs with the minis....cough...g4c...

11. Springa

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Like lg does*

12. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Can Samsung NOT put out 50 phones a week?

13. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What I don't understand is the value here. Well, it may be cheaper. Marvel for SD, no thanks but then I'm never gonna buy a Samsung low-end, epitome of lag they all are.

14. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What I don't understand is the value here. Well, it may be cheaper. Marvel for SD, no thanks but then I'm never gonna buy a Samsung low-end, epitome of lag they all are.

15. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Please samsung just add at least 1gb of ram and change the resolution to at least 720p :(

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