As 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,|
|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|
|GPS – GPS + GLONASS|
|Dimension||144.8 x 72.1 x 8.6mm, Weight – 156g|