After several rumors regarding the highly anticipated Galaxy S4, which is speculated to be the flagship smartphone of the South Korean tech giant in 2013, the tech enthusiasts have been hit by a surprise with the Galaxy Grand phablet.
According to a recent TechKiddy report, at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a new device - Galaxy Grand codenamed Baffin was apotted with a 5 inch display with a lower 800 x 480 pixel resolution, quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 processor as in Galaxy S3, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean platform, NFC, 3G, LTE and 2,100 mAh battery.
From the rumored specifications, the phablet will have software features including Project Butter, expandable and contractible notifications, resizable app widgets, live wallpaper preview, high resolution contact photos, improved Android Beam and many more as it runs on Jelly Bean OS. Also, with a quad core Exynos 4412 chipset, the device will feature high clock frequency, improved 3D graphics performance and low power consumption.
Moreover, the report claims that the device will have design similar to that of Galaxy S3 and it will initially reach the emerging markets including South Korea by the end of November 2012.
As it is speculated to be designed on the lines of Galaxy S3, Galaxy Grand could come with exclusive S software features including S Beam, S Voice, Direct Call, Smart Stay and more.
Comparing the above mentioned alleged specifications of Galaxy Grand, the phablet seems to be an affordable device, which falls between high-end and entry-level categories.
As of now, Samsung has not confirmed reports of a Galaxy Grand launch, its pricing and availability, however, analysts assume that the phablet will be priced between 800,000 won (approx. Rs 41,000) and 100,000 won (approx. Rs 51,000).