Having released all the big guns for his year, Samsung has turned to tend to mid and lower-end sector of the market. In addition to the new Galaxy A lineup and updated version of the Galaxy Ace Style, the Korean manufacturer announced and immediately launched the Galaxy Grand Prime hailed as the “best-suited to capture” group selfies.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
The whole selfie craze began in China and now is taking the world by storm. Front-facing cameras are no longer optional tools for snapping an occasional self-portrait but are becoming one of the most sought-after features. Samsung is keeping up with the trend and uses large user-facing sensors in the majority of its new phones, not only the most premium ones.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime boasts an impressive 5-megapixel front camera with 85 degree wide angle lens. With such lens, Prime’s camera is no longer merely a selfie shooter but in fact is perfect for “groupfie” photos, as Samsung calls them. Front camera of such resolution is not easy to come by even on flagship phones.
Aside from the front-facing camera, the Galaxy Grand Prime is a decidedly a lower-end device. It sports a 5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) display and is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor. There is also 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, luckily with microSD slot for storage expansion.
Other features include an 8-megapixel sensor with LED flash and 1080p video capture, 3G connectivity and 2,600 mAh battery. The phone measures 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6 mm, weighs 156 grams, and ships with Android 4.4 KitKat on board.
Users in India can grab the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for Rs. 15,499 which is an equivalent of $250. The phone is also expected to go on sale in Vietnam soon and possibly will arrive in other regions as well, though Samsung is yet to confirm which markets will get the device.
Will you buy the handset if it becomes available in the US?