As a bit of a surprise, news came by that the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos was officially announced at a Samsung press event in Delhi. This confirms that India will be one of the first countries in which the handset will be launched. It is refreshing to know that internationally-renowned manufacturers are finally beginning to consider India as a lucrative market for their devices.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos – Overview
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 fits somewhere between the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note II in terms of size and design with its faux metal rim on the sides, and the tapered back. It comes with a 5-inch screen with WVGA (800 x 480) resolution and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor paired with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot.
The handset also offers 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing shooter, 2100 mAh battery and dual SIM support – a feature that is especially appreciated in Eastern markets. The phone runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Beans out of the box.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is by all means a mid-range device, though its price of Rs 21,500 which is equivalent of $420 is not quite competitive for a market like India, especially since similarly-speced phones from local manufacturers can be bought at little over half that price. As an incentive we can add that the Galaxy Grand Duos comes with a free flip-cover, a 2 GB / month data plan from Vodafone will be free for the first 2 months, and will be pre-loaded with movies and music worth Rs 8,000.
more info: Samsung India eStore