Samsung Announces 5-inch Galaxy Grand Smartphone

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
    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.
  • IndignantSkeptic
    How can you not mention the screen resolution and whether it's non-Pentile or not?
  • alexthager
    I honestly see know point to this phone. A stripped GS3 with a slightly bigger screen.