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