Dual-SIM phones can be very useful to those utilizing global carriers during their international travels, but they are also quite popular in many parts of the world. The Samsung Galaxy Grand is one such dual-SIM device. First revealed in December 2012, the device never received an official launch date at the time of its unveiling, but Samsung has gone ahead and launched the device anyway as of today.
The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean-powered phone itself is a bit larger than the Galaxy S III, but lacks a number of the flagship’s high-end specifications. The Galaxy Grand includes a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2,100mAh battery, 8GB of internal storage, and a 5-inch 480 x 800 resolution display. The Galaxy Grand also offers a multi-window feature, which was one of the major selling points of the Galaxy Note II.
Again, the dual-SIM functionality aims this phone at the traveler or the businessperson, not those who want the latest and greatest technology. The dual-SIM ability allows users to have both a home and work phone number or simply have a couple of carrier choices to use without swapping SIM cards in order to keep costs low without having to turn off the data connection.
The Galaxy Grand costs 21,500 Indian Rupees, which equates to just about $400 USD. There’s no word on if the Galaxy Grand will be launching in other markets, but more could be revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain next month. Stay tuned.