Galaxy Grand 3 photos leaked, show off thinner, lighter smartphone

The Galaxy Grand 3, the Grand 2 successor, should be the newest Samsung release coming to us early in 2015. Rumors say the Galaxy Grand 3 should make an appearance at MWC in March 2015, but there hasn’t been any confirmation from Samsung on the matter. Nonetheless, the Galaxy Grand 3 has shown up at TENAA and received certification for Chinese┬ámarkets. From the photos and specs listed there, we can see the Galaxy Grand 3 will be a lighter, thinner version of the Galaxy Grand 2.

TENAA is the usual source for upcoming smartphone specs since they tend to be among the first ones to certify Samsung and other releases for China. According to TENAA, Galaxy Grand 3 specs include a 5.25 inch display with a 720p resolution, which is no different than the Galaxy Grand 2. While that might seem disappointing, other specs are newer, and point towards a better, thinner, lighter design. Measurements for the Galaxy Grand 3 are 146*74.8*7.95 mm and the phone weighs just 140 grams, being considerably lighter and thinner than its predecessor.

Other Galaxy Grand 3 specs leaked by TENAA include a 13 MP camera on the rear and a 5 MP camera on the front, as well as a 64 bit Snapdragon 410 CPU backed by 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. You’ll also get a microSD card slot on the Galaxy Grand 3, which should allow you to expand storage up to 128 GB. Otherwise, Android 4.4.4 KitKat will be the OS with TouchWiz out of the box. A precise Galaxy Grand 3 release date hasn’t been confirmed, but we do expect to get our hands on this device in March 2015, the latest. Since the Grand 2 was quite impressive for a mid-range smartphone, we certainly hope the Galaxy Grand 3 will impress us even more. Price-wise, it shouldn’t be more expensive than its predecessor. Even though Samsung said it would be cutting back on smartphones, the recent leaks involving the Galaxy Grand 3, Galaxy A7, Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 point towards the contrary.