South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has announced the upcoming availability of its Galaxy Grand smartphone on its homeland market via three major carriers there.Officially unveiled back in December 2012, the smartphone will arrive on shelves in South Korea with a series of hardware modifications, meant to make it even more appealing.
Thus, the handset will keep the 5.0-inch WVGA TFT LCD screen that it was announced with in the first place, but will pack a 1.4GHz quad-core processor inside.
Initially, the device was unveiled with a dual-core processor, complemented by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. It also sports a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB of external storage space.
“Samsung Electronics rolls out 5-inch large screen entry-level smartphone Galaxy Grand via three major domestic carriers,” Samsung Tomorrow notes on Flickr.
“Beefing up its large screen smartphone lineup with this latest release of Galaxy Grand, Samsung Electronics has further consolidated the market trend favoring bigger screens. Galaxy Grand boasts premium performance despite reasonable price.”
The specs list of the Galaxy Grand also includes an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for full HD video recording, along with a front camera for making video calls.
Furthermore, it arrives on shelves with NFC capabilities, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, USB 3.0, DLNA, GPS receiver, and the usual set of sensors.
The Samsung smartphone runs under Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and sports various apps and enhancements coming from Samsung themselves.
Although a large handset, Galaxy Grand will be available for purchase in South Korea at a relatively affordable price tag, at around 350,000 won ($327 / €245) unlocked, juggly.cn notes.
This price makes Galaxy Grand an appealing Android device, especially when compared to handsets such as Samsung Galaxy Note II, which is available in the country at around 990,000 won ($927 / €695).