Just a few short days ago, Samsung took the wraps off of the Galaxy Grand 2, the upcoming successor to the original low-end phablet from last year. But apparently that won’t be the only new Galaxy Grand we’ll see in the next few months.
The Korean company is said to also be working on a Galaxy Grand Lite, which will bear the model number GT-i9060, and it will come with a 5-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage space, microSD card support, and a 2,100 mAh battery.
It should run at least Android 4.2 Jelly Bean from day one. That’s the version currently loaded on prototypes, but it may be released with 4.3 on board (hopefully). Dual-SIM support may also be in, given that this will undoubtedly be confined to emerging markets across the world, where such things are important.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite will be in stores in the fifth week of 2014, which is the one starting on January 27 and ending on February 2. The phone will come in black, orange, and “lime green”, perhaps wishing to appeal to those who love the colorful Nokia Lumias.
Compared to the Grand 2, the Grand Lite keeps the same processor, internal storage space, and microSD card support – but is a downgrade in all other respects. In terms of camera resolution (for both the front and back snappers), it’s even lower-end than the original Grand. The storage, battery capacity, and screen are the same, while the processor has two extra cores.