Samsung Electronics has launched the latest phone in its Galaxy line-up – the Samsung Galaxy Grand. The device runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core processor. 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 claims that the Galaxy Grand is one of the world’s top performing dual SIM smartphones. 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.

Samsung GALAXY Grand unveiled

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Grand in India

Here's a quick look at the specs of the Galaxy Grand smartphone:

  • 5-inch WVGA TFT LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi capabilities
  • A-GPS Glonass
  • Bluetooth
  • 8MP camera
  • 8GB + microSD expandable up to 64GB

As per the press release, the display renders messaging, multimedia and web content in good colour and clarity. The device also sports the Multi-Window feature that is present in the popular Galaxy Note series. It allows multitasking and running of multiple applications simultaneously without having to switch screens.

Speaking at the launch, 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.” 

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.

The phone comes pre-loaded with ChatOn, Samsung’s cross-platform communication service that lets users socialise 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.

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 comes with a powerful 2,100mAh battery and is available in ‘Elegant White’ and ‘Metallic Blue’ colour options.

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