Samsung loves their Galaxy line and they’ve just added another one called the Galaxy Grand. Running the latest iteration of the TouchWiz UI which includes all the usual Touchwiz enhancements such as: S Voice, Multi-Window, AllShare Play, Direct Call, Smart Alert, Popup Play and Software, Social and Music Hubs.

The Grand comes with a 5″ screen that sports a very underwhelming resolution of 480×800 pixel, making this screen best suited to someone who needs larger icons. The rest of the specs are decidedly mid-range but the true test will be where the price will be, at a low to mid-range price point on a plan this could be an Ok option for people on a budget.

  • 5″ WVGA 800×480
  • 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Storage with microSD Card slot(Up to 64GB)
  • 8MP Rear Camera with LED Flash, 2MP Front Facing Camera
  • Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro Sensor
  • WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS w/ Glonass
  • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 2100mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • 143.5×76.9×9.6 @ 162grams


Samsung are intending to release this phone in two versions, a Dual SIM(GT-I9082) model will arrive first closely followed by a more ‘normal’ single SIM version (GT-I9080). No word on the pricing or availability in Australia but we will be following up with Samsung to find out.

Source: Samsung.
Via: SAMMobile.
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Jason Harrop

dual sim makes it quite attractive though, assuming you can choose which sim to tether with.

Peter Graham

Its pretty obvious to me they are going to market this as a budget phone .. there is a big market for that so in the end why not.

Alex D

I am somewhat confused by this?? So basically its a hybrid between the Galaxy Note II, Galasy SII and the Galaxy SII……..ah thats a little confusing when you think about it. Why not just call it another version of the GSII???

Tho will wait to see if it actually comes down under and what the pricing will be

Richard Berry

If they did that, people would bag the hell out of them due to it’s budget low specs. Remember Apple tried this with their much-anticipated iPhone 4S… and we still hear about that fail today. I agree to make it a different product all together. The Galaxy S series are premium high-powered phones…best to keep it that way or the Galaxy S name will lose it’s reputation.


What you say about the Galaxy S line might be correct, but ordinary connedsumers, upon hearing the name ‘Galaxy Grand’ will expect high end specs at minimum. The title ‘Grand’ implies high end.

Richard Berry

yeah totally agree with that – why they named it ‘Grand’ I have no idea… sounds like its far from being grand!!

James Finnigan

I think they mean grand as in grandparents. ‘Cos old people love big icons?


With that resolution, this should have pretty good battery life, too.