Samsung has launched a new variant of the Galaxy Grand series, the new device is termed as Galaxy Grand Max which comes with a 5.25 inch dispaly with HD resolution. This device has been officially launched in South Korea. It is available for purchase from the official Samsung Online Store in Korea.
Coming to the specifications the Galaxy Grand Max comes with a 5.25-inch display with HD resolution – 720 x 1280 pixels and has dimensions of146 x 74.8 x 7.9mm and weighs 161 grams. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and has 1.5 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded using micro-SD card suport.
The device has a 13 MP Rear or primary camera with LED flash and the front-facing camera is a 5 MP with a wide 120-degree viewing angle.Other features of the device include LTE Cat. 4, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The device is powered by a 2500 mAh battery which is a decent one to power this device.
The Galaxy Grand Max has been priced around $290 (319,000 KRW in Korean currency). It is released only in Korea and is available through their official website, it will also be released on all the three major carriers in the country. The availability of the device globally is not yet known. Samsung is still pricing their devices a bit costly compared to the competitors who are giving similarly equipped devices for almost half the price like Xiaomi, Asus, Lenovo etc.
It is high time that Samsung also starts to make devices which can compete with such companies and although the company is bringing devices like the A series A5 and A7 by pricing them aggressively we have to wait and see how they take on the market compared to Xiaomi and One Plus.