After wooing the early adopters with their 5-inch phablets, Samsung
Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung now seems to be mulling a
more affordable 5-inch device. If reports by androidauthority.com are
to be believed, then the Korean smartphone maker will be soon launching a
5-inch Galaxy Grand in South Korea.
Techkiddy has reported that
Samsung Galaxy Grand, which is code named Baffin and is carrying the
model number SHV-E270S / SHV-E270K has already cleared FCC. It resembles
Samsung Galaxy S III in looks It further claims that this device will
sport a 1.4Ghz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, LTE connectivity and
Samsung Galaxy Grand will reportedly runs on Android 4.1
Jelly Bean and has 2100mAh battery. Other speculated features include
5-inch LCD display with 800 x 480 resolution.
Samsung had launched
the first Galaxy Note tablet at IFA 2011 and a successor to it, Samsung Galaxy Note II at IFA
2012. On Monday, the company also announced via its Korean website that
sales of its Galaxy Note II have topped 5 million barely two months
since the phablet started shipping.
November 24, Samsung had introduced a dual-SIM variant of Galaxy Note 2
in China. The device, is offering GSM/HSDPA support on both the SIM
cards. It is expected that after testing waters in China, Samsung will
be launching this device in other markets such as USA soon. Though there
are no clear indications about India launch, given how Indian consumers
lap on to dual-SIM options, it will be sooner rather than later, that
one might see this smartphone in India.
Galaxy Note II in pics