Samsung unveils Galaxy Grand variant with 1.4GHz quad-core CPU

samsung-galaxy-grand-koreaJust days ago, Samsung had launched its Galaxy Grand with a dual-core processor in India and now we are seeing the Korean manufacturer announce the same smartphone with a quad-core CPU in its home country.

Company earlier today launched this new variant of Galaxy Grand in South Korea and it will go on sale via the three major telcos in the country – SKT, KT and LG U+. While other specs remain the same, the improved processor will certain be a positive for Korean buyers.

Samsung Galaxy Grand will be sold for around 350000 won ($327 or INR 17,590).

Samsung Galaxy Grand key specs:

  • 5-Inch WVGA Display
  • 1.4GHz quad-core processor
  • 8MP rear camera, front camera
  • NFC
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage with microSD card slot
  • Android 4.1

From the press note:

Samsung Releases Large Screen Smartphone “Galaxy Grand”

Samsung Electronics rolls out 5-inch large screen entry-level smartphone Galaxy Grand via three major domestic carriers. Beefing up its large screen smartphone lineup with this latest release of Galaxy Grand, Samsung Electronics has further consolidated the market trend favoring bigger screens. Galaxy Grand boasts premium performance despite reasonable price. Galaxy Grand runs on Google Android OS Jelly Bean 4.1 and 1.4GHz Quad Core Processor featuring 8 megapixel camera, NFC, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, and others.

  • http://www.techbrains.org Prateek

    All of you telling that samsung has cheated the Indians do not go by the facts i think . The price of the Indian version is high because samsung does not import the phone in korea wgereas in India lots of custom duties and taxes are applied so providing the mobile with a quad core processor wuld have simply made more costlier..

  • http://www.ninjaromeo.com Panneer

    I really amazed when i see this. There is a lot of features in this phone and the price is low compared with its features.

  • Haresh Gulvani

    @zahid : you are right, multinational companies sells their devices in cheap rate at their hometown or in U.S but when they launched the same device in Asia or specially in india (If they launched. Majority they are not releasing like Nexus devices) than the price is almost double. They just wanted to earn money from here and at the time of update they also provide it late (almost in the last). Still government want this type of companies (Wallmart, etc) to do business over here. so, they can also earn billions of rupees from india and buy some properties at their hometown. I believe indian companies have the potential to make smartphone like this but lack of govt support and benefits they wont make good business like this companies. The time is not far away when majority of indian companies will be in bankruptcy and this multinational companies will make profits.
    I Hope an Indian Company will read this and starts to make good devices and just focus on indian markets with good product and features.

    • Ashi

      You really have no idea about the word people call “Economics”!

    • Vasudev CM

      This is absolutely true. Indian software companies only involved in making projects and not products. CEO’s and MD’s of the biggest software firm in India have to think about this. When they can take their companies to international level, why they can’t put efforts in Reasearch and Development and manifacture higher end cell phones. Give a try it works.

  • sushrut

    3rd class device.The 480×800 wvga display for a 5 inch screen results in poor ppi and dotted pixels. A 5 inch diplay requires minimum qhd(540×960) or 720p(720×1024).Pay 7k more and buy note2 or s3

  • zahid

    What is the benefit of globalisation if they still are biased and provide cheaper rates to their native country with improved quality?. India shud stop such companies doing business in the country.

    • prakash

      yes.. thats true zahid, we should avoid companies like samsung

    • http://www.androidos.com mohdsajeed

      true brother these multinationals are fooling us 17500 for quadcore 21000 for dual core with 175 ppi

  • Varun

    This should’ve been the Indian version. Then it should have justified the price of 21.5k!
    I was really excited about grand but after seeing that Broadcom chipset used their, I decided to stay away from it.

    • Varun

      *would have justified

  • Arpit

    Ha Ha Ha, this proves Indians are fool who says 21K is right justified price for Indian version.