The Galaxy Grand is powered by Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 21 hours of battery life.
The device sports an 8 mega pixel camera (with flash) and a 2 mega pixel front camera which supports zero shutter-lag and ultra-quick camera start-up. It also sports a backside illumination sensor to ensure clear shots even in dark conditions, as well as Full HD video recording.
Samsung is the largest mobile handset marketer in the country with an overall market share of over 40 per cent and when it comes to smartphones, it enjoys over 45 per cent of the market share, according to the figures released by GfK Mode as of November 2012.
Currently, Samsung, which is the world leader in both general mobile handsets as well as smartphones, sells 14 models of smartphones with six of them having the dual SIM facility.
The Galaxy Grand is revolutionary not only in terms of the great smartphone experience that it provides but also in terms of its value proposition. We hope this phone will further fuel the growth of the smartphone market here, Samsung Mobile India Vice-president Asim Warsi told reporters here.
The new smart phone has features of Galaxy S 3 and Galaxy Note 2, he added.
Samsung India is a fully-owned subsidiary of its USD 143-billion Korean parent.