Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos – The New Phablet Costs Rs 21.5K
NEW DELHI: Galaxy Grand Duos is launched in India by Samsung, at a price of Rs. 21,500, just a day after Micromax announced Canvas HD, a phablet having a 5inch screen. The company announced it as a dual-SIM phablet, with a flip cover containing in the pack. It was launched at an event hosted by Samsung India and was done by tennis ace Saina Nehwal.
Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Duos possess a 5inch WVGA TFT screen (800 x 480 pixel resolution) and it runs on Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean. The company has carried on the design technology it introduced in Galaxy S III in this Smartphone also. It is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and for its operations has 1GB RAM. This Smartphone is good for snapping pictures. It has an 8MP camera in the back with LED flash that can record full HD videos and a 2MP front camera for video-calling purposes. It is now available only the 8GB variants, but it can be enhanced to 64GB via Micro SD cards and it weighs 162grams.
Galaxy Grand Duos runs on a 2,100mAh Li-Ion battery that can provide over 10 hours of talk time and 440 hours of stand-by time, and also has connectivity features like 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, S Voice and micro USB. It is a high-end phone containing features like Direct Call, Smart Alert, Popup Video and AllShare Play and ChatOn. By using this palette users can access two apps simultaneously, so this supports multi-app functionality. Samsung has confirmed that if a caller is taking calls on a SIM on this phone, its auto-forwarding feature will forward the call to the other SIM on the first connection.
Micromax has recently claimed that it has usurped Samsung in terms of shipping Phablets to Indian markets, so Samsung has a lot of things to prove in this year. With this product the company is willing to target below Rs 25k consumers, as both the Galaxy products (S III and Note II) are priced over Rs 30k.