Right on schedule, Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Grand mid-range smartphone in India. Also known as Samsung GT-I9082, this version of Galaxy Grand comes with dual-SIM capability.According to AndroidOS, the smartphone will go on sale in early February for Rs 21,500 outright, which is about $400 or €300. Customers will be able to choose from two color options: Elegant White and Metallic Blue.
Aside from the fact that it offers dual-SIM connectivity, the Galaxy Grand integrates Smart Dual-SIM technology, which allows users to take calls on a SIM number while talking from the other.
Apparently, Samsung really wants Galaxy Grand to be successful in India, which is why it offers some freebies to all those who purchase the phone.
For example, customers who grab the phone through Vodafone will receive 2GB data download free per month for 2 months. Moreover, Samsung is giving away a Flip Cover along music and movies download via ‘My Services’ worth Rs 8000 ($150/ €110).
Hardware-wise, Samsung Galaxy Grand is equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
Another selling point of the smartphone is the huge 5.0-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution.
On the back, the Galaxy Grand boasts an 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while on the front there’s a secondary 2-megapixel camera for video calls.
It is also worth mentioning that Samsung Galaxy Grand ships with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box.
“Continuing with our legacy of launching innovative devices that redefine consumer experiences, I take great pride in announcing the launch of the Galaxy Grand in the Indian market .The Galaxy Grand is revolutionary not only in terms of the great Smartphone experience that it provides but also in terms of its value proposition,” said Asim Warsi, vice president, Samsung Mobile.