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

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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13 Comments

1. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Flood purpose

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Price.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 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 The reasons that even though the CPU is outdated, materials' cost doesn't go down much and Samsung still have to pay employees as much to make the same phone.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.

7. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

10. icrappy

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

for third world countries

11. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

4. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

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

6. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yawnnnn. more kias on the already congested highway

8. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

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

12. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Samsung has too many midrangers...

13. icrappy

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

its always good to have alot of choices

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