The Samsung Galaxy Grand was announced back in December as a 5-inch oddity meant mostly for emerging markets, yet it might be making its way to Europe too where it will be quite expensive – despite the midrange specs.
Now though the Galaxy Grand has been unveiled for Samsung’s native South Korea. With the new announcement comes an interesting detail: the Galaxy Grand version for South Korea comes with a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor. The ‘normal’, international variant has just a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU.
The Korean-bound device also brings 4G LTE support to the table (complete with voice-over-LTE) alongside the standard-in-Korea support for T-DMB (mobile television). Aside from these details, it’s identical to its already announced sibling. It is, however, rather strange that Samsung would do this kind of hardware upgrade so soon after a handset’s initial presentation – and in one country alone. It’s not unheard of, just rare.
The Galaxy Grand has an incredibly low ppi 5-inch 480×800 touchscreen (contrast that to the many 5″ 1080p Full HD devices already on the market or coming soon!), an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p Full HD video recording, a 2 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and a 2,100 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
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