Samsung are going higher and higher in the screen sizes and resolutions when it comes to their tablets and they for a change , have decided to the decrease the size of their next phablet (Phone-Tablet Hybrid) to make it pocket friendly (they way it fits into your pocket and the cost aspect ) . We bring to you a budget phablet from Samsung , Samsung Galaxy-Grand.
Starting with the screen size , its a 5 inch 800 X 480 resolution display which is a big let down from the 720p display of the Note II but seeing that its a budget phablet , we can live with it. But the display resolution would look a bit odd on the 5 inch screen. That’s just what we believe. Powering it is a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor with 1 GB RAM to power the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system and the TouchWiz user interface. It pretty much seems that they fitted the S II chipset in a 5 incher with a bit of tweaks here and there.
It misses out on the S-Pen which we believe is quite a potent tool to have in your mobile. But it does not compromise on all the aspects. Its got the same 8 MP camera as its flagship siblings and a similar front facing 2 MP camera for video-calling. And worth mentioning is its zero shutter lag and both the cameras will support 720p video recording.
This phablet has on offer 8 GB internal storage but you could always beef up the storage by adding a 64 GB microSD card. It gets all those gimmicks such as the S-Voice and the useful multi-window feature .It has A-GPS and GLONASS support for accurate and faster location services. As far as connectivity is concerned , it will feature WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 along with LTE support. Other sensors present on the budget phablet are Proximity, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyro Sensor and Light sensor.
Powering it will be a 2100 mAh battery and it will be available in two versions- Single SIM GT-I9080 and the Dual-SIM GT-I9082. Pricing and availability are yet to be announced but we expect the commercial availability around the year end festivities.