Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Grand, the latest model in the Galaxy line. The smartphone has a few notable improvements from its predecessors while some aspects have been downgraded to save on cost. Galaxy Grand runs on Android 4.1.2, the latest version of Android in the market. The various physical size specifications include a length of 143.5mm, 76.9mm in width and 9.6mm in thickness. It weighs around 162g.
When it comes to the display, Samsung has decided to tone things down a bit apparently in an effort to save on cost. The smartphone boasts of a 480×800, 5inch, WVGA display. This will definitely affect the screen PPI though we still have to wait to pass a judgment on the display quality until the smartphone is fully launched. The Galaxy also features two cameras; one, which is 2 megapixel, on the front side and the other of 8 megapixel at the usual back position. This enables users to make 720p video calls.
The smartphone has an internal memory of 8GB and this can be expanded by 64GB. The RAM is 1GB. For wireless connectivity, users have the following options: Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, A-GPS, DLNA, Glonass, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40. For connections to an external memory storage there is the 2.0 USB port.
Samsung has also included a number of useful software on the Smartphone. Some of the notable software includes Direct call which automatically dials a number when the phone is raised to the ear, Popup Video which enables users to watch a video pop up on any part of the screen while doing another task and the Virtual assistant voice.
Most of the other features such as accelerometer and light sensors are common place in other Galaxy models. Samsung plans to offer both the single and dual Sim Galaxy Grand models. Information on the price and availability of the device has yet to be revealed.