Samsung unveils GALAXY Grand – 5 inch ‘Phablet’



The Galaxy Note 2 may still be classy and highly desirable, being Samsung’s flagship monster equipped with robust & powerful hardware along with fantastic features, but all this comes at a hefty price and is therefor not so accessible to people on a tight budget. However that is to change thanks to Samsung, the innovative company is once again expanding its product line to encompass the lower end segment by finally offering a decent phablet at an acceptable price.

The device in question is obviously not sporting an HD screen in others in town but comes with a standard WVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels having a pixel density of 186ppi. That display may not produce vibrant colors as the Galaxy SIII or Note 2 but will satisfy by far the needs of those on budget. A 1.2GHz dual-core processor of unknown model (yet) powers the phablet & is coupled by 1GB of RAM. Expandability is also ensured, the device supports SDXC cards with a maximum capacity of 64GB. There is already 8GB internal memory and it comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, HSPA+ connectivity and a 2,100mAh battery.


A 8MP shooter accompanies the device. Good news is there is little shutter-lag and start-up is allegedly quick. The camera features backside illumination sensor (BIS) for better shots in low-light conditions, and it is capable of recording 1080p video.

The phablet comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on-board with a likely 4.2 update in the works. The Samsung Galaxy Grand will first launch in a dual-SIM version (the GTI9082), and the single-SIM model (GTI9080) will come later on. The device will also feature all the ‘premium’ Samsung Apps like Samsung Hub. Release date and pricing of the Grand were not announced, but our guess is that Samsung won’t wait long to release more profound details.

via Samsung Tomorrow