Remember when we told you that Samsung might launch the Galaxy Grand 3 in India? Well, it turns out that the device in the teased image was actually the Galaxy Grand Max. Today, Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Grand Max in India, and it is already available for purchase for INR 17,286 through, exclusively through e-retailer Snapdeal.
The Galaxy Grand Max, which was initially launched in Korea last month, features a 5.25-inch HD display, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and a 2,500 mAh battery. It is also equipped with a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary front-facing camera with 120-degree wide angle lens. The Galaxy Grand Max, which features a new pattern on the back cover, is a dual-SIM smartphone and is compatible with 4G LTE networks (Band 40 and Band 3) in India.
Samsung has also announced that it will launch two new smartphones, the Galaxy J1 4G and the Galaxy Core Prime 4G in India next month. The Galaxy J1 4G will be priced somewhere around INR 9,900 (~ $160), but there is no word on the official pricing of the Galaxy Core Prime 4G. Samsung is trying to attract smartphone buyers by offering 4G LTE compatible smartphones in India, since the local carriers have started rolling out 4G LTE connectivity based on FD-LTE and TDD-LTE technologies. All three smartphones in the Galaxy A series – the Galaxy A3, the Galaxy A5, and the Galaxy A7, which have been launched in India recently, feature 4G LTE connectivity and two SIM card slots.