The selfie is easily the most popular genre of photo these days and Samsung may try to capitalize on that market with the Galaxy Grand Prime. Photos of the handset reveal its front-facing camera boasts 5MP resolution, a sizeable improvement over the 2MP shooters of previous Grands.
The unofficial info about the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime also reveals an 8MP main camera with 1080p video capture. The phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1GB RAM, running Android 4.4 KitKat. So far, so Galaxy Grand 2.
The new model will have a different screen though – 5" big but with qHD resolution. That's a bit of downgrade compared to the 5.25" 720p screen of the Galaxy Grand 2 but a slight improvement over the 5" WVGA of the first-gen Grand.
Like other Grands, the Galaxy Grand Prime will be a dual-SIM device with 3G connectivity (HSPA going up to 42Mbps down, 5.76Mbps up). Other connectivity includes dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. There's also 8GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card slots.
This info comes from Vietnam where the Galaxy Grand Prime is expected to arrive in October. This is Samsung's first phone with a high-res front-facing camera but the competition will be waiting for it – the bigger Sony Xperia C3 Dual is already available and the Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM should arrive by then too.
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