Apart from the company's plans for next year, Samsung is also planning to release low-to-mid range Android handsets in the emerging markets. With the rising status of domestic tech vendors in countries like India and China, Samsung has no choice but to release affordable phones to step ahead in the mad race for smartphone market share.
Recently, Samsung announced the coming of Galaxy Grand 2, followed by release of a low-cost Android handset: the Galaxy S Duos 2. Now, Samsung focused blog, SamMobile has come with news regarding the global release of Galaxy Grand Lite (GT-I9060).
The said phone is expected to debut at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) early next year. The Galaxy Grand Lite won't have high-end specs like the Galaxy Grand 2; rather it will be more or less similar to the existing Galaxy Grand.
Going by what SamMobile is claiming, the Galaxy Grand Lite would have a 5-inch WVGA display having a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The phablet would also include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory including an option to expandable storage.
The phone is said to feature a 2,100mAh battery. Early rumors suggest that the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Since, the handset is not coming later this year, so one should have at least Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, if not Android 4.4 Kitkat. Moreover, the phone will have Dual SIM functionality, though nothing much is known about the same.
The Galaxy Grand Lite is expected to have a mediocre 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA quality-front facing camera. Reportedly, Samsung is in talks with MediaTek to launch affordable lower mid range handsets early next year.
South Korea's Samsung is the king, when it comes to leading Indian smartphone market. Samsung currently has 34 % market share in the Indian smartphone market in Q3 2013, informs Canalys. The second position is notched by domestic handset manufacturer Micromax with 21 %.
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