Samsung was the first of the big phone makers to take advantage of the dual-SIM craze in emerging markets a few years ago, when those who wanted such capabilities were forced to choose between obscure ‘local’ brands. And since that time, Samsung has sold quite a few dual-SIM devices under its Duos brand.
However, none of them have so far been truly high-end. That may change (if just slightly) with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, though. The Galaxy Grand Duos will obviously be a dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Grand that was first leaked last month. All we know about the Duos iteration is that it will arrive on the market in January in white and blue. And its model number will be GT-i9082. This information comes from a ‘tipper’ via SamMobile.
In November, the Galaxy Grand was spotted at the FCC, sporting a 5-inch touchscreen, quad-core 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos processor, NFC, LTE, and a 2,100 mAh battery. That particular model was tailor-made for the South Korean market, but there may be an international version as well, sold alongside the dual-SIM device.
We assume the Galaxy Grand Duos will come with the same specs, which are nice enough – but there is one problem. That huge 5-inch touchscreen will have 480×800 resolution. That’s… disappointing, to say the least, and relegates both Galaxy Grand variants to the midrange.
Of course, things may change, or some of you could even get used to the huge pixels on such a display. All remains to be seen. And if the official announcement is coming next month, we’ll know every detail soon.
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