Samsung Galaxy Grand launching in India tomorrow

Samsung India has confirmed it will be launching the Galaxy Grand in India tomorrow. The company is hosting a press event in Mumbai tomorrow to unveil the ‘Newest Galaxy’. However, its official Twitter handle has just posted readers to be ready for the ‘Grand’ launch along with a link from where participants can win a Galaxy Grand. So much for creating suspense.

The Galaxy Grand was announced globally last month as a budget phablet and sports a 5-inch WVGA display, a 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras. It will run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It comes with 1GB RAM, 8GB internal user memory and a microSD card slot. Samsung also has a dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Grand but we are not sure whether it will launch that tomorrow or not.

It will be interesting how Samsung prices the Galaxy Grand considering Micromax today launched the Canvas HD that comes with a quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera, 5-inch 720p display and similar specs to the Galaxy Grand. It too runs on Android 4.1.2  but will be priced below Rs 15,000 once it hits shelves in the first week of February. Micromax also claims it has overtaken Samsung as India’s number one phablet seller in the third quarter of 2012 when it imported more phablets than any other company.

Samsung GALAXY Grand specifications

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps) 850/1900/2100 MHz

HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps) 900/1900/2100 MHz

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor
Display 5.0” WVGA TFT LCD
OS Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag

Sub(Front) : 2 Megapixel HD Camera

Video Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, WMV9

Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording

Audio Codec: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA

FM Radio, 3.5mm Ear Jack,

Content Features



Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air
Samsung TouchWiz
Samsung Hub

- Game Hub* / Music Hub* / Video Hub*

Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Samsung AllShare Play
Multi Window, Direct Call, Smart Alert, Popup Video, S Voice
Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Plus,

Google Maps, Google Navigation, Google Latitude, Google Places,

Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Downloads



Connectivity Bluetooth® v 4.0 + LE

USB 2.0

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)


Sensor Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro
Memory 8GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)

microSD (up to 64GB)

Dimension 77 x 143.7 x 9.6 mm, 162 g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 2,100mAh

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