Samsung didn’t unveil any new smartphones during their CES 2015 event, which was a big disappointment to all the giant South Korean mobile manufacturer fans. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that the company put aside their smartphones launching plans. Just at the end of the week, expanding its smartphone lineup, the Korean manufacturer has officially introduced the Samsung Galaxy Grand Max. The new phone, scheduled to hit its home market this weekend, comes with just 7.9mm thin body and new pattern on the back.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Max
Unveiled for the first time in the end of December, the new Samsung Galaxy Grand Max goes on sale equipped with 5.25-inch display with 720x1280p resolution and Snapdragon 410 chipset, housing a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. In terms of memory capacity, the phone sports 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of native storage that can be expanded via microSD cards. Furthermore, running Android Kitkat (with the Lollipop upgrade coming soon) the handset is powered by a 2,500 mAh battery and hosts support for LTE Cat.4.
Speaking of the phone’s optics, the Galaxy Grand Max goes with 13-megapixel camera located on its back. Featuring a LED flash, the main camera unit is accompanied by a selfie-friendly 2-megapixel shooter with a 120 degree wide angle lens. Additionally, the device sports voice control options, which enable its users to release the camera shutter on the voice command.
Next up to the Grand Max’s design, measuring 146×74.8×7.9 mm and weighting 161 grams the slate strongly resembles other members of the Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone family if we look at it from the front. But, when we focus on its back side, we will get surprised by a completely new quilted pattern covering the phone’s rear cover. The new pattern is obviously nothing more than just an alternative to the well-known faux leather texture we may found in the Note 4 , but still it is something of a breath of fresh air in the Galaxy line design language.
When it comes to availability and pricing, the Galaxy Grand Max will be available on South Korean market starting this weekend for an equivalent of $290 off contract. So far, Samsung hasn’t released any official announcement on whether the phone will debut internationally. So, sadly, it looks like the new Galaxy Grand Max for now will be an exclusively South Korean budget sector offering.