Earlier this year, Samsung made a comeback of sorts in the mid-end market with its much-advertised Galaxy Grand 2. Phones have suddenly becoming huge now days, and that's probably the only reason why Samsung would be interested in making the successor to the Galaxy Grand 2.
Samsung is reportedly planning on using the same recipe that made the Galaxy Grand 2 a fairly successful device. New information regarding the forthcoming Galaxy Grand 3 has been leaked. The 5.5-inch smartphone has shown up in the GFXBench database and the benchmarks confirm the smartphone's specs.
The 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 has made an appearance on GFXBench, an online benchmark database. The benchmark lists the new device by its model number, SM-G7200.
The processor is listed as a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU, paired with 1.5GB of RAM. It also has an Adreno 306 GPU to keep things running smoothly.
In the camera department, the new handset would come with a 12/13MP back camera, and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The device is going to run on Android 4.4 (KitKat).
So far, it's unclear when Samsung plans on officially announce the Galaxy Grand 3 in India. We expect the device to go official sometime in December 2014.
Samsung's Galaxy Grand series has always been critical for the brand. In India, for instance, Samsung is having a tough time in the mid-end handset market.
Phones from the upcoming Chinese brands such as Xiaomi and Gionee are so popular in the country that Samsung is being pushed by the so-called tier 2 vendors at the bottom.
Samsung recently reported that its third-quarter profit fell by almost half from a year ago.
Industry analysts believe that Samsung now needs to focus on the mid-end market.
Samsung last week launched two new metal-clad phones in China - the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3.
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