Galaxy Grand Prime – Samsung’s selfie-phone
Once again, we have to talk about a selfie-phone. OEMs have gone crazy about the new trend and are rolling out selfie-phones after selfie-phones. Samsung seems to have joined the trend, according to rumors, with the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. Not that the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge won’t be the most popular phablets on the market next month. Still, Samsung never settles (get it?) and they want to saturate the smartphone market with everything they can think of.
Samsung has launched a ton of devices this year, starting with Galaxy S5 and S5 Mini, Galaxy Alpha, Gear S smartwatch, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy K Zoom, Galaxy Core, Note 3 Neo, Note 10.1 and the Chromebooks. Nonetheless, Samsung is a busy company and rumors have emerged of the Galaxy Grand Prime, the company’s attempt at a selfie-phone.
The Galaxy Grand Prime will supposedly sport a 5 inch 540*960 display, 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 backed by 1 GB RAM, 8 MP rear camera and 5 MP front selfie-camera. Android 4.4 KitKat will supposedly run the Galaxy Grand Prime, but we don’t know whether TouchWiz will be included in the package. 8 GB storage expandable by a microSD card will also be available and a 2600 mAH battery will provide the juice for the Galaxy Grand Prime.
The Galaxy Grand Prime is certainly a mid-range device with a pretty good front facing camera that will satisfy the selfie-needs of most consumers out there and will rival with HTC’s Eye and One M8 Eye, Sony Xperia C3, OPPO N1 and N1 Mini, Lenovo Vibe Z2, Lumia 730 and the HTC Desire 820, among others.
Supposedly, the Galaxy Grand Prime will be launched in Vietnam next month for aroun $230, but no word on whether it will be released in the U.S. or what price it will have if so. If it does reach U.S. markets, it will face that harsh competition listed above and it won’t fare as well as others, since the 5 MP shooter is easily overcome by many of the phones listed, especially by the OPPO N1.
Nonetheless, we’re curious as to what build Samsung will choose for this new release and how it will market it. From the leaked image, we suspect a plastic build which would be in concordance with its mid-range specs, but we hope Samsung will take the higher road on this one. Even if the Galaxy Grand Prime enters the U.S. and doesn’t fare as well as the company would expect, it probably won’t take a big toll on Samsung because of the arsenal of products they’ve already announced and launched. The Galaxy Note 4 will surely be a hit when it will be up for sale and we’re curious whether it will beat the record set by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus released by Apple a week ago.