Samsung has silently announced the Galaxy Grand Max smartphone in the South Korean market, through its official website and the device going to be officially sold from January 9th. It is just a plain expansion to the “Grand” series lineup from Samsung, which had once given the company a big boost in share, especially with the first Galaxy Grand.
The 7.9mm thick Galaxy Grand brings in a new pattern on the back panel, just following the tradition of not doing much on the overall look but just the back plate of the Galaxy smartphones. It is a quilted pattern that isn’t looking bad at all, but that is what we have been saying for every new pattern Samsung introduces. Equipped with a 5.25-inch HD display, the Galaxy Grand Max has a 1.2 GHz quad-core display internally (chipset not confirmed), and along with that is a 1.25GB RAM. A lot similar to Grand 2, isn’t it?
Supporting LTE Cat.4 connectivity with downloads up to 150 Mbps, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Max packs a 2500 mAh battery. Camera wise, you see some improvement, as Samsung has included a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a 120-degree wide angle lens for selfies. Samsung has added some user experience enhancing features, and voice commands for selfie captures.
To be available from Jan 9th for a price of 319,000 won (which is about US $290) on the Samsung online store, the Galaxy Grand Max will later be coming through different network operators as well. No information about the availability and pricing for other markets right now.