Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Another Samsung Phablet hits Market - Galaxy Grand priced under 22K

Samsung India has launched another smartphone in the Galaxy series named Galaxy Grand with dual-sim. With the launch of Grand, Samsung has brought another phablet to the market just a day after Micromax announced its Canvas HD with 5-inch screen. The all-new Galaxy Grand has a 5-inch WVGA TFT (That is bit of a setback, could have been AMOLED) screen and is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This phablet is powered with a dual-core processor clocking at 1.2GHz and has a 1GB RAM.

It has an 8MP camera with LED flash, with a 2MP camera on the front. Its is available only in an 8GB variant with expandable capacity upto 64GB via microSD card. Running on a 2,100mAh battery, the Galaxy Grand has connectivity features like 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, S Voice and microUSB. Other features of the device include Direct Call, Smart Alert, Popup Video and AllShare Play. Samsung Galaxy Grand will also have multi-app functionality, allowing users to access two apps simultaneously.

A Samsung India executive said that if a user is taking a call on one sim, Galaxy Grand's auto-forwarding feature will automatically redirect an incoming call on the other sim to the first connection. The phone is priced at Rs 21,500 and comes with a flip cover along with Rs 8,000 worth of free movies and music plus 50GB of space on popular cloud-storage service Dropbox as part of the introductory offer.
Samsung Galaxy Grand

Tech specs of the Galaxy Grand smartphone:
    • - 5 Inch TFT LCD Display
    • - 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • - 1GB RAM
    • - Android 4.1.2
    • - Bluetooth 4.0
    • - 3G
    • - WiFi
    • - 8GB On-Board Storage
    • - Micro SD Slot
    • - 2MP Front Facing Camera
    • - 8MP Rear Camera With LED Flash
    • - 2100 MAh Battery

The Galaxy Grand comes with various features that enable the consumers to use 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 allows 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.

Samsung Galaxy Grand
The phone comes pre-loaded with ChatOn that lets users 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 personalised animated messages. The device also comes pre-loaded with a host of other applications. This includes ‘Games Hub’ and ‘My Services’ that includes services like myMovies, myMusic , myMobileTV , myStation ,myReader and myEducation, which allows them to enjoy and personalise their device.
It is available in ‘Elegant White’ and ‘Metallic Blue’ color.

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