Samsung Galaxy Grand preview – Multi Window capabilities
Samsung Galaxy Grand was announced in December last year and it was first seen at Mobile World Congress or MWC at Barcelona. Samsung unveiled the Grand along with two other phones – Galaxy Fame and Galaxy Young. Samsung Galaxy Grand will be offered in dual and single SIM models.
Just like other Galaxy phones, this the Grand has 0.38 inch slim design and it has rectangular long shape with rounded corners. On the bottom, there is wide home key.
This handset is 5.65 inch tall and almost three inches wide. There is spacious five inches LCD screen which is quite bright and responsive. Two colors – green and blue look more saturated than the others.
There is chrome thin strip on the bottom which borders on all the edges and the plastic glossy build keeps the phone light.
The Galaxy Grand doesn’t have any breakthrough design against its name. In fact, it looks very similar to Young and Fame. Only the screen size and home button look different. Rest all is largely the same.
The most interesting feature on this phone is the Multi Window capability and it lets you multi task easily with apps using a small access arrow on the display.
You have to first turn this function on in notifications bar and then just tap the arrow located on screen’s sides. There will a row of commonly used apps like Gmail, photo gallery, and browser. You can access the current app and launch one more to use both apps at once.
Other features on the Samsung Galaxy Grand include 8GB internal memory, Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS, Bluetooth 4.0, and microSD card slot (which supports up to 64GB memory cards). There is HSPA+ support as well.
Hardware on this phone includes dual core 1.2 GHz processor and 2,000mAh battery. There is also eight megapixels rear facing camera which can shoot 1080p full HD videos, and two megapixels front facing camera.
Samsung Galaxy Grand might be launched in India already by the time you are reading this preview. The big screen and two app launch capabilities are the two most attractive features but otherwise, this phone is very similar to other high end smartphones from this Korean manufacturer.
We expect Multi Window capability to be an instant hit. There are a lot of devices which have two displays but the idea of two windows wasn’t made available till now. With the big display, users won’t feel any shortage of space while using the apps either.
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