Samsung today launched its new Galaxy Grand Android handset, offering a dual 1.2 GHz processor, 5-inch display and 8-megapixel camera, available in both single and dual-SIM models.
Samsung GALAXY Grand runs Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), Google's latest operating system. Its has a 5.0" display and a slim design. The supported Multi Window feature feature takes advantage of the large display allowing users to run multiple apps simultaneously and without switching screens.
The phone is powered by an 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor with 1GB RAM and sports an 8-megapixel camera with zero shutter-lag and quick start-up. It includes a backside illumination sensor to ensure clear shots even in dark conditions, as well as Full HD video recording.
The Galaxy Grand runs includes 8GB internal memory with a microSD memory expansion slot, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS functionality, and the usual perks, such as an accelerometer, compass and gyroscopic sensor.
The Galaxy Grand also connects to high-speed on HSPA+ networks, but falls short of offering 4G LTE connectivity.
Samsung GALAXY Grand includes features that make the phone easy to use. For example, Direct Call enables users to automatically dial a call by raising the device up to the ear; while users can also shake the phone to trigger status updates, or pan it to zoom into a screen. Smart Alert shows missed events such as missed calls and new messages just by picking up the phone. Popup Video, for example, lets users watch video in a pop-up window anywhere on the screen while running other tasks; S Voice lets you control the phone using your voice; and AllShare Play lets you share content across Samsung devices using a single account.
The phone is pre-loaded with the latest versions of Samsung Hubs to deliver games, movies and music direct to the user on demand.
The GALAXY Grand will be available in two versions: The Dual SIM version (GT-I9082) will launch first and the single SIM version (GT-I9080) will follow. For the dual SIM version, it is possible to receive calls on one SIM number while taking a call from the other. Dual SIM also offers the flexibility of selecting different billing plans for either SIM, switching between them to make the most of cheaper call and data plans.
Samsung did not provide any availability or pricing details.