|Samsung Launches Galaxy Grand Smartphone in India
IT News Online Staff
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has launched in India the Samsung Galaxy Grand smartphone that promises to redefine smartphone experience for users. The Samsung Galaxy Grand is powered by Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and runs on a 1.2 GHz dual core processor.
The smartphone, which supports a 5-inch screen with WVGA TFT display powered with mDNIe technology, is incredibly slim and comes with an ergonomic design making it comfortable to hold. The vivid display provides an expansive viewing experience rendering messaging, multimedia and Web content in brilliant color and clarity. The device also sports the Multi Window feature that allows seamless multitasking and running of multiple applications simultaneously without having to switch screens.
Samsung said the Galaxy Grand's Smart Dual SIM feature provides total communication flexibility, allowing users to manage two phone numbers from a single phone. It is possible to receive calls on one SIM number while taking a call from the other, ensuring efficient management of personal and work commitments without ever missing a call. 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.
Asim Warsi, Vice President, Samsung Mobile, said, "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 intuitive features that enable the consumers to seamlessly engage with 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 helps the user to control the phone using their voice. The device also features a Face & Voice Unlock that enables the users to lock and unlock their device with face or voice recognition, providing greater security and convenience.
The Galaxy Grand comes pre-loaded with ChatOn, Samsung's cross-platform communication service that enables the users to socialize 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 personalized animated messages.
The device also comes pre-loaded with a host of other applications including 'Games Hub' and 'My Services' that includes a bouquet of services like myMovies, myMusic, myMobileTV, myStation, myReader and myEducation, which allows users to enjoy and personalize 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 users 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 sports an 8 MP camera (with flash) and a 2 MP front camera which supports zero shutter-lag and ultra-quick camera start-up. It includes a backside illumination sensor to ensure clear shots even in dark conditions, as well as Full HD video recording. The Galaxy Grand comes with a 2,100mAh battery and an internal memory of 8 GB (user memory of 4 GB and expandable up to 64 GB). The device is available in Elegant White and Metallic Blue color options.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand is priced at Rs. 21,500/-. As a special introductory offer, the device comes with a Flip Cover in the box and users can download music and movies through 'My Services' worth Rs. 8,000/- free along with 50 GB Dropbox space. Vodafone users also get 2 GB data download free per month for 2 months.
With the launch of this device, Samsung now offers a range of 6 Dual SIM smartphones and a total of 14 smartphone models priced in the range between Rs. 6,990/- and Rs. 39,900/-.