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Samsung unveils Galaxy Grand 5-inch Android smartphone

18 December 2012 by
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Samsung today announced the Galaxy Grand Android smartphone with a 5-inch display and dual-core 1.2 GHz processor

Samsung Galaxy Grand GT-I9080 announced

The Samsung Galaxy Grand is yet another smartphone from Samsung with a huge display. Although most of the Galaxy Grand specification could be categorized as mid- to high-end, the display resolution does not meet such high standard. A 480 x 800 pixel resolution on this large TFT display result in low 187 pixels per inch (PPI). Samsung knows that a large screen is attractive to consumers, so an affordable 5-inch model will probably be popular despite the relatively low resolution.

Galaxy Grand will be available in several versions. One of the major differences is the support for two SIM cards in the Galaxy Grand GT-I9082 while Galaxy Grand GT-I9080 only support one SIM-card. Depending on the market, one model has support for HSPA 850 MHz while another will support the 900 MHz band.

A 8 megapixel camera is the norm these days and the Galaxy Grand has a 8 megapixel main camera with a BSI sensor. The front camera mostly used for video chat can capture still images with its 1.9 megapixel sensor and record video clips with a 720p resolution.

Samsung Galaxy Grand runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system released by Google this summer which introduced the Project Butter performance improvement. Google also released version Android 4.2 in November, but this latest version of the OS has so far only been available for the two Google tablets Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets as well as the Google Nexus 4 smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Grand highlights

  • Size: 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm
  • Weight: 162 gram
  • 5-inch TFT display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM. 8 GB internal storage. Expandable up to 64 GB using microSD card
  • Networks:
    • GPS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/1900/2100
    • GPS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 900/1900/2100
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • 8 megapixel main camera with 1080p video capture
  • 1.9 megapixel front camera with 720p video capture
  • A-GPS
  • USB 2
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • DLNA
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system
  • Galaxy Grand GT-I8082 version: Dual-SIM
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • Sensors: accelerometer, ambient light, digital compass, proximity and gyro

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Bonovox8 years, 11 months ago
For goodness sake when will Samsung get some new designs I can't tell the difference between any of them anymore. Design team need some imagination or sacking
Miss UK8 years, 11 months ago
WTF Big Slab alert
rikken8 years, 11 months ago
If the price is right this will sell well
Bonovox8 years, 11 months ago
Yeah lord knows why. A 5 inch screen @ WVGA that's gonna look pixelated Visit forum to view images Design is not Samsung's forte at all. Now Nokia well all their new phones look good and look different from each other
laffen8 years, 11 months ago

On 2012-12-20 08:54:29, rikken wrote:
If the price is right this will sell well

I agree. If we look at the PC monitor market we can see that 27" monitors with a 1920 x 1080 resolution are selling well compared to the more expensive 2560 x 1440 models. The price is of course the most important factor here
rikken8 years, 11 months ago

On 2012-12-20 10:30:00, Bonovox wrote:
Design is not Samsung's forte at all. Now Nokia well all their new phones look good and look different from each other

Sammy would not have sold so many millions of phones the last couple of years if people didn't like their design As for the Nokia it seems to me that the N9, Lumia 800, Lumia 900 and the Lumia 920 doesn't look different from each other
Bonovox8 years, 11 months ago
People go for Samsung performance & software rather than design imo. Nokia previous generation of Lumia looked similar but not the latest bunch. Samsung have been looking the same or just bland and plain designs for ages
Tsepz_GP8 years, 11 months ago
I like Samsung's designs, very slim, simple and clean, the GS3's design grew on me.
The Galaxy Grand is for those who want a huge screen at a budget, although i must say the screen res is awful, should have been qHD (540x960) not WVGA.
WRT Nokia, i have to agree with rikken, Nokia's WP handsets all look like a N9 in a variety of sizes, the 820,710 and 610 are the only ones that truly stick out for me.
Bonovox8 years, 11 months ago
The new 620, and in US the 810,822 they have different designs. Anyway i am with HTC now
nicv278 years, 11 months ago

On 2012-12-19 23:26:59, Bonovox wrote:
For goodness sake when will Samsung get some new designs I can't tell the difference between any of them anymore. Design team need some imagination or sacking

Maybe they are taking a leaf out of the apple idea book....
Caspa8 years, 11 months ago
Yeah, that does look just like the others...
I'm with Bono on this one, they need to spice it up a little!
julias8 years, 11 months ago
If you think this is big then take a look at the 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate

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