Samsung has added a brand new member in its Galaxy line-up with Samsung
Galaxy Grand. This smartphone comes with 5-inch screen with WVGA TFT
display. It is a dual-SIM smartphone that is powered by Android 4.1.2
(Jelly Bean) operating system and runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor
with 1GB of RAM.
The smartphone packs in 8GB of internal
storage (4GB available to the user). The memory can be expanded by up to
64GB via microSD card. Samsung is also offering 50GB of cloud space
through Dropbox with the purchase of this smartphone.
It will be available in the stores from the first week of February for Rs. 21,500
Galaxy Grand has a 8-megapixel rear camera with flash and a 2-megapixel
one on the front. Samsung claims that the front camera supports zero
shutter-lag and has a ultra-quick camera start-up. It comes with a
2,100mAh battery. The smartphones comes pre-loaded with a host of
applications such as Chat On, Games Hub and 'My Services'.
Samsung Galaxy Grand is a dual-SIM, dual-standby smartphone, though
Samsung claims to use its software to forward calls from one number to
the other, when busy. It also comes with what Samsung dubs as the 'Smart Dual SIM'
feature that allows the users the flexibility of selecting different
mobile billing plans for either SIM which allows switching between them
to make the most of competitive call and data plans.
trying to sweeten the deal for the customers by offering free Flip Cover
along with the purchase of Samsung Galaxy Grand smartphone. The uses
can also download music and movies through 'My Services' worth Rs. 8000.
The company has also tied up with Vodafone and offering 2GB data
download free per month for the first two months.
Speaking at the
launch, Asim Warsi, Vice President, Samsung Mobile, stated, "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. I feel the Galaxy Grand will further
fuel the growth of the Smartphone market in India and will especially
delight consumers looking for a great Smart Dual SIM phone. The Galaxy
Grand best meets the growing consumer preference for a large screen
device that gives them a great multimedia experience and superior
With the launch of Samsung Galaxy Grand, the Korean
smartphone maker now offers a range of six dual-SIM smartphones in the
Indian market and a total of 14 smartphones that range from Rs. 6,990 to
Rs. 39,900. The company also claims that as per the latest GfK reports
it currently enjoys 40 percent market share in the Indian handset market
and 45 percent share in the Indian smartphone market.
launched around 40 mobile phones in 2012 and the company plans to offer
a similar number of devices across various price points in the current
calendar year as well.
Galaxy Grand specifications
- 5-inch WVGA TFT
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of internal
storage (4GB available to the user), expandable up to
- 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera
- Android 4.1.2
- Dual-SIM (dual-active) option