Yesterday Samsung announced the Galaxy Grand. The device which packs a 5 inch WVGA display has no release date yet but is what had making rounds online as a stripped down version of the Galaxy Note II. While this is arguable, the device retains the standard look of Samsung devices in 2012 and has specs lower to those found in the Note II. To many, it is a slightly refreshed Galaxy S II. That too is arguable. Apart from the 5 inch display the other specs are: 1 GB RAM, 1.2 GHz dual core processor (there’s no word yet on the type of processor this is. Whether it is Samsung’s own in-housed developed Exynos chip or a Qualcomm one. If it is an Exynos chip, expect it to be released with a fix to the recently discovered exploit in Exynos 4 chipsets) and 1 GB RAM. On the software side, the same features that are resplendent of Samsung devices in 2012 will be found here i.e. S-Voice, Smart Stay, Samsung Hubs et al. Of course the device is Android based and will run Android 4.1.2 laced with TouchWiz. It also packs a 2100mAh battery and has an 8 MP shooter at the back and a 2 MP front facing camera.
Besides, the Galaxy Grand will be available in both single SIM (GT-I9080) and dual SIM (GT-I9082) versions.
Not much is known about this device at the moment but it is targeted at the mid-end segment of the market. Sammobile, a reliable source of leaks to upcoming Samsung devices, reports that the device will be available in Pearl White and will likely launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona early next year.
Galaxy Young Duos
Don’t confuse this for the Galaxy Y which was also marketed under the same name in its various iterations (Galaxy Y, GT-S5360 and Galaxy Y Duos, GT-S6102). The Young Duos or GT-S6312 is also expected to be unveiled at MWC. There’s nothing much about it yet and whether there will be a single SIM version (of course we know the DUOS means dual SIM) is something we will have to wait and see. It is targeted at the mid-end market segment.
NB: Only the Galaxy Grand has been confirmed fully by the Korean based manufacturer. The rest only have bits of information leaked but will surely be unveiled as speculated.