Samsung introduces Galaxy Grand Prime for INR 15,499

Samsung Galaxy Grand PrimeAs expected, Samsung today announced the launch of Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone in the Indian market. The phone has earlier went on sale in Vietnam.  Priced at INR 15,499, the Grand Prime will be available in White and Grey colour options.

“Galaxy Grand Prime opens a whole new world of premium mobile experience for consumers looking at uninterrupted entertainment and multi-tasking on-the-go. Introducing the new trend of ‘Groupfie’, Galaxy Grand Prime features an advanced wide angle front camera best-suited to capture group images. With the launch of this power packed smartphone, we are further strengthening our Grand portfolio,” said Asim Warsi, Vice President, Marketing, Mobile & IT at Samsung India.

Coming to the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime features a 5-inch qHD (960x540p) display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2600 mAh battery and Android 4.4 with TouchWiz UI. The phone also packs 8MP rear camera and 5MP front shooter with 85 degree wide-angle lens.

Samsung has also included 3G support, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and microSD card slot on the Grand Prime. Check out the detailed specifications at the end of the report.

As you can see, apart from the selfie and groupfie-focused 5MP front shooter, these is hardly anything justifying the 15.5K price-tag in the smartphone. It will be competing with the likes of Asus Zenfone 5, Xiaomi Mi 3 (expected to be back on sale next week), and the new Moto G in the country.

Display 12.7 cm (5) qHD (960×540) PLS TFT
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
Network HSPA+ 21/5.76 850/900/1900/2100,
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
Memory 1GB(RAM) + 8GB Internal Memory+ microSD up to 64GB
Camera 8MP AF w/LED Flash + 5MP (85 degree wide angle lens)
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic
Connectivity BT 4.0, WiFi b/g/n 2.4GHz, WiFi Direct
Dimension 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6mm, Weight – 156g
Battery 2,600 mAh
OS Android v4.4(KitKat)
  • wow. they brought the first 64bit android phone (chipset is snapdragon 410 BTW) to the indian market yet brags about the stupid 5MP front camera. not even one mention of the chipset. this shows the target audience. seriously this is really funny of samsung. or should i say poor dumb luck and marketing.