The Samsung Galaxy family will soon have a new member, a 5-inch phablet – the Galaxy Grand. We heard about the Grand in November, but officially the phone has been announced this week and is expected to be unveiled during Mobile World Congress in February. So far, no US carrier has announced plans to carry it, so it is unclear when, and if, the Galaxy Grand will reach the US. We do know though, that it will be released in two versions. The first to launch will be dual SIM model, that will allow to use two numbers in the same device and will be followed by a single SIM model.
What we can expect from the Galaxy Grand
The Samsung Galaxy Grand will be an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean experience dedicated to those users who would like to move up from the Galaxy S III but are not quite ready for the Galaxy Note II. The Galaxy Grand will feature a 5-inch TFT display with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture, and 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting.
Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, 8 GB of internal storage, support for 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps networks and a strong 2100 mAh battery. The handset will come with TouchWiz interface offering such features as he Multi Window feature for quickly jumping between applications, Smart Alert, which shows missed calls when you pick up the phone, pop-up video previews, S Voice and more. Unfortunately, there seems to be no S Pen to come with the phone.
source: Samsung Tomorrow