According to the latest IDC report, Samsung remained the only smartphone vendor in India that witnessed positive growth in Q3, 2013. That being said, Samsung has a bright chance to outperform its rival in the coming months.
But if Samsung really wants to see its dominant position steady, then the company should come up with a mid-range handset as early as December.
GizBot have been saying this for quite some time, and now it seems that Samsung is ready to launch its newest mid-range handset in the Indian market sooner than expected.
The Galaxy Grand 2, a mid-range handset announced few days back, is headed to India in the third week of December. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has been founded listed on Homeshop18.com under "Forthcoming product ".
Interestingly, the listing clearly highlights the tentative release date i.e. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 might get launched in the country in the third week of December.
However, take this rumor as a pinch of salt, as Samsung hasn't come up with any statement that sheds light on the tentative release date of Galaxy Grand 2 in India. At this moment it would be rather tough to comment about the pricing or release date. GizBot believe the Galaxy Grand 2 is expected to be priced somewhere around 22,900 in Indian Rupees.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is also listed on Saholic under "Coming Soon" tag. Further, the online shopping site's meta-data suggest that it could hit the market at a price point of Rs.22,990, which is fair after all domestic vendors now offer a decent quality handset around Rs.20,000.
Legitimate successor to the Galaxy Grand is here ........
The Galaxy Grand 2 features a 5.25-inch 16:9 TFT display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
The handset has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD 1080p format, whereas a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera records video in HD. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box with Samsung's own customized UI. Samsung has included tons of home grown apps with the device: ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, and Story Album).
The makers have added a 2600mAh battery fitted inside gives up to 17 hours of talk time and 10 hours of non-stop music play.
Moreover, the handset supports Dual SIM functionality too. Other highlighted connectivity features include: WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS ＋ Glonass, and USB 2.0.
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