Samsung launches Galaxy Grand in India

Samsung Electronics has launched Galaxy Grand, a dual-SIM smartphone, attempting to tap the ever-increasing data usage segment in the country. The large screen (5-inch) phone is powered by Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and runs on a 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor.

The Galaxy Grand is priced at Rs21,500. With the launch of this device, Samsung now has six dual SIM smartphones priced between Rs6,990 and Rs39,900.

The device sports multi-window feature that allows seamless multitasking and running of multiple applications simultaneously without having to switch screens.

''Continuing with our legacy of launching innovative devices that redefine consumer experiences, I take great pride in announcing the launch of the Galaxy Grand in the Indian market,'' Samsung Mobile vice president Asim Warsi said.

''The Galaxy Grand is revolutionary not only in terms of the great smartphone experience that it provides but also in terms of its value proposition. I feel the Galaxy Grand will further fuel the growth of the smartphone market in India and will especially delight consumers looking for a great Smart Dual SIM phone. The Galaxy Grand best meets the growing consumer preference for a large screen device that gives them a great multimedia experience and superior performance,'' Warsi added.

The Galaxy Grand comes pre-loaded with ChatOn, Samsung's unique cross-platform communication service that enables the users to socialise with friends, and host of other features.

The device sports an 8MP camera (with flash) and a 2MP front camera, a 2,100mAh battery and an internal memory of 8GB (user memory of 4GB and expandable up to 64GB).