At the beginning of 2014, Samsung released the Galaxy Grand 2 phablet and it was sold very well, being one of those “must have” gadgets that have an affordable price and great specs. Now, Samsung is preparing to release its successor and it will be available under the model number SM-G7200, although it wasn’t officially announced. However, it was approved by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, which means that the phone will come 100%, and here are the leaked specs we know so far.
Displays and dimensions
There were rumors according to which the Grand 3 will feature a 5.5inches display, but it seems that it’s going to have the same size as the Grand 2’s screen – 5.25inches, but it will use IPS LCD technology. The resolution will be retained at 720×1280 pixels, but we don’t know if the pixel density will be increased or retained at 280ppi. The previous Galaxy Grand has a TFT screen and its dimensions are 146.8×75.3×8.9 mm, resulting a total weight of 163grams. It seems that the successor is way thinner, being the slimmest Samsung device, and its listed dimensions are 146×74.8×7.95 mm, being 23grams lighter than the Grand 2. In terms of design, while the Galaxy Grand 2 came with faux leather on its back, it seems that the Grand 2 will have a rhombus-textured rear panel, according to a leaked photo.
The Grand 2 came with a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset supporting a modest Cortex-A7 processor with four cores, clocked at 1.2GHz, which are compatible with an Adreno 305 GPU. The processor is backed by 1.5GB of RAM and the operating system is Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean), initially, but it can be upgraded to v4.4.2 (KitKat). The internal memory is kind of small at 8GB, but you will be able to add a microSD card and increase its capacity up to 64GB.
The Grand 3 will feature a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A53 Snapdragon 410 processor and will run with Adreno 306 graphics and 1.5GB of RAM on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The internal memory will be double and expandable up to 128GB.
The rear camera on the Grand 2 is 8MP, and it’s bundled with features such as LED flash, autofocus, face and smile detection, touch focus, geo tagging, being capable to record videos at 1080p@30fps. The other camera is 1.2GB and it does its job admirably when it comes to video calling.
The Grand 3 has a better camera on the back, with an increased resolution of 13MP, and which supports HDR, but it has the same video capture. The front camera, however, is more advanced at 5MP.
The Grand 2 is powered by a removable 2600 mAh battery, which supports up to 17hours of talktime. We have no word yet about Grand 3’s battery, but we’re pretty sure it’s going to be removable.