The Samsung Galaxy Grand i9082 that was first seen last week is now official, as Samsung has announced it alongside the Galaxy Grand i9080. The sole difference between the two is that the i9080 is a single SIM device, while the i9082 is a dual SIM one.
Although the Galaxy Grand comes with a large 5 inch display, its resolution is only WVGA (800 x 480), so we’re not talking about a high-end smartphone here. That aside, the i9080 and i9082 feature Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, A-GPS with Glonass, 8MP rear camera with Flash and 1080p video recording, 2MP front-facing camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support (up to 64GB). The handsets are similar in size and weight (143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm, 162 grams), and include 2100 mAh batteries.
Samsung says the Galaxy Grand i9082 will be the first among the two new handsets to hit the market – starting the first quarter of 2013. The Grand i9080 will be released shortly after that. There’s no word on the smartphones’ prices at the moment. In any case, neither of them should be too expensive. After all, if you want an expensive 5 inch Samsung handset, you can just buy a Galaxy Note.