The Samsung Galaxy Grand launched in India today, for a price of Rs 21,500.
The Galaxy Grand features Android 4.1.2 with a 5 inch 800 x 480 WVGA resolution display, a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor, that can handle two apps on the screen with Samsung’s Multi-Window feature, 8GB of internal memory, with a microSD card slot, and there’s an 8 Megapixel camera at the back, and a 2 Megapixel camera at the front for video calls. All that powered by a 2100 mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, you have HSPA+ (up to 21Mbps down), Bluetooth, DLNA and WiFi. And it’s Dual SIM.
Available in stores from today.
[toggle_content title=”Press Release” class=””]SAMSUNG GALAXY GRAND REDEFINES SMARTPHONE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL
• Revolutionary 5 inch device to redefine consumer experience
Mumbai, January 22, 2013 – Samsung Electronics, the number one smartphone provider in India, today announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Grand, a revolutionary smartphone that promises to redefine Smartphone experience for consumers.
Samsung GALAXY Grand is powered by Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and runs on a 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor. Even though it supports a massive 5.0” screen with WVGA TFT display powered with mDNIe technology, the device is incredibly slim and comes with an ergonomic design which makes is comfortable to hold. The vivid display provides an expansive viewing experience rendering messaging, multimedia and Web content in brilliant color and clarity. The device also sports the Multi Window feature that allows seamless multitasking and running of multiple applications simultaneously without having to switch screens.
The Samsung GALAXY Grand is also one of the world’s top performing Dual SIM smartphones. Its innovative Smart Dual SIM feature provides total communication flexibility, allowing users to manage two phone numbers from a single phone. It is possible to receive calls on one SIM number while taking a call from the other, ensuring efficient management of personal and work commitments without ever missing a call. Smart Dual SIM also offers 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.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. 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 performance.”
Smart and Convenient features
The GALAXY Grand comes with various intuitive features that enable the consumers to seamlessly engage with the device. The Smart Stay uses the front camera to prevent the device from going into standby mode while it detects a user in front of the device. Direct Call feature enables users to automatically dial a call by raising the device up to the ear. Smart Alert shows missed events such as missed calls and new messages just by picking up the phone. Popup Play enables the users to watch video in a pop-up window anywhere on the screen while running other tasks. The S Voice feature helps the user to control the phone using their voice. The device also features a unique Face & Voice Unlock that enables the users to lock and unlock their device with face or voice recognition, providing greater security and convenience.
Rich connected applications
The GALAXY Grand comes pre-loaded with ChatOn, Samsung’s unique cross-platform communication service that enables the users to socialize with friends and to do more than just instant messaging. ChatOn allows users to freely share multimedia content, do group chatting with friends and create personalized animated messages. The device also comes pre-loaded with a host of other applications including ‘Games Hub’ and ‘My Services’ that includes a bouquet of services like myMovies, myMusic , myMobileTV , myStation ,myReader and myEducation which allows them to enjoy and personalize their device. While myMovies gives users access to thousands of Indian movies, trailers and film songs, myMusic allows them to download and listen to English and Bollywood numbers from a song collection that totals more than 250,000. myReader allows Galaxy Grand users to access Indian newspapers, magazines, over 30,000 books and for the first time, even audio books. MyMobileTV allows consumers to watch 100+ Live TV channels on the device while myStation gives them an opportunity to watch Live Concerts and performances on their device. The All Share Play enables easy sharing and playing of contents across Samsung digital devices, anywhere anytime.
The device sports an 8MP camera (with flash) and a 2MP front camera which supports zero shutter-lag and ultra-quick camera start-up. It includes a backside illumination sensor to ensure clear shots even in dark conditions, as well as Full HD video recording. The GALAXY Grand comes with a powerful 2,100mAh battery and an internal memory of 8GB (user memory of 4GB and expandable up to 64GB). The device is available in Elegant White and Metallic Blue color options.
Pricing and Offer
Samsung GALAXY Grand is priced at Rs. 21,500/-. As a special introductory offer, the device comes with a Flip Cover in the box and users can download music and movies through ‘My Services’ worth Rs. 8000 free along with 50GB Dropbox space . Vodafone users also get 2GB data download free per month for 2 months.
With the launch of this device, Samsung now offers a range of 6 Dual SIM Smartphones and a total of 14 Smartphone models priced in the range between Rs. 6990 and Rs. 39900.