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Samsung Announces 5-inch Galaxy Grand Smartphone

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Sports dual-core 1.2 Ghz and runs on latest Jelly Bean version.

In what appears to be a repackaged Galaxy Note, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Grand smartphone, a device sporting a 5-inch WVGA screen and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

The smartphone boasts a dual-core 1.2 Ghz processor, 1 GB RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera capable of 1080p video recording, accompanied by a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.

Samsung's Galaxy Grand offers 8 GB of internal memory with a microSD memory expansion slot, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS functionality, as well as an accelerometer, compass and gyroscopic sensor. While it fails to deliver 4G LTE connectivity, the handset connects to high-speed HSPA+ networks.

It'll be sold in two variants -- the I9080 and I9082. The former offers single SIM service, while the latter is able to deliver dual-SIM functionality, subsequently allowing users to utilize two separate cell numbers from the same phone.

Also included is Direct Call, Popup Video, Smart Alert, and S-Voice, which is Samsung's answer to Apple's Siri voice-activated assistant.

The Galaxy Grand was announced with no release date or pricing details. That said, expect it to be showcased during CES in January.

 

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    ipwn3r456 , December 19, 2012 12:12 AM
    No NFC support? And, this phone is more like a down-upgrade of the Samsung Galaxy S3, but better than the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini though. Think it's going to price between those two phones.
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    IndignantSkeptic , December 19, 2012 12:41 AM
    How can you not mention the screen resolution and whether it's non-Pentile or not?
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    alexthager , December 19, 2012 12:43 AM
    I honestly see know point to this phone. A stripped GS3 with a slightly bigger screen.
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    wannabepro , December 19, 2012 12:46 AM
    I wonder what the battery life is on it. The processor isn't that great but the screen is pretty massive.
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    joytech22 , December 19, 2012 1:03 AM
    So many phones just from Samsung.. Sure there's plenty of choice but for once I think this might be too much from just one company (since they share camera sensors and other various components).

    Unless this is using a Cortex A-15 (Exynos 5) then I'm honestly not even remotely interested.
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    deftonian , December 19, 2012 1:05 AM
    This must be their way into the budget friendly phones. With those specs I do not see the phone being more than $400.00, or free with 2 yr agreement.
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    tntom , December 19, 2012 1:18 AM
    I guess we know how much it will cost. Grand, Galaxy Grand. WVGA = 480 x 800 resolution @ 5". The problem is the GS3 mini is too expensive for not having the exact same specs as the GS3. Which means the Grand will likely be too expensive but will likely be offered for free when subsidized.
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    chase3567 , December 19, 2012 2:02 AM
    joytech22So many phones just from Samsung.. Sure there's plenty of choice but for once I think this might be too much from just one company (since they share camera sensors and other various components).Unless this is using a Cortex A-15 (Exynos 5) then I'm honestly not even remotely interested.

    Not true as my Note 2 has better battery life than my S3 and I mean way better battery life. It has a quad core processor. Bigger phone bigger screen bigger battery. I can go almost two days without charging my phone and if I root it, then no telling how long the battery will go on.
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    chase3567 , December 19, 2012 2:03 AM
    chase3567Not true as my Note 2 has better battery life than my S3 and I mean way better battery life. It has a quad core processor. Bigger phone bigger screen bigger battery. I can go almost two days without charging my phone and if I root it, then no telling how long the battery will go on.

    That was meant for ocaton72.
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    rdc85 , December 19, 2012 3:55 AM
    I think this phone aim towards developing country,

    had a dual sim support, no LTE, NFC..

    It very good move from Samsung IMO...
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    del35 , December 19, 2012 8:30 AM
    Ummm, sounds much better and useful than Apple's itrappedamoron Phone. But nothing special.
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    house70 , December 19, 2012 10:53 AM
    otacon72A quad core processors in a phone is a complete waste. All it does is drain the battery for no performance boost. The reason why it doesn't have LTE is because of that stupid 5" screen which is going to suck the battery dry. Going to be a Grand failure.

    ..Trollalalalala....
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    vkg1 , December 19, 2012 1:05 PM
    Haha, Apple so behind the times as usual. They'll be another 1.5 years from having a larger screen. I call Apple stock drops 50% this year. They deserve every bit of failure they experience.