5-inch Galaxy Grand spotted at the FCC, are we looking at a Galaxy S4 preview?

by: Chris SmithNovember 22, 2012

We’ve had various Galaxy S4 rumors these days, and while we’re a long way from the actual launch of Samsung’s 2013 flagship Android smartphone, we’re apparently soon going to get a little preview of what the device could look like.

We have recently talked about the Galaxy Grand, a 5-inch device that will be released in South Korea soon, and it seems like the device has already hit the FCC, looking for its stamp of approval.

Known as the Baffin, or model number SHV-E270S (SK Telecom’s?) / SHV-E270K (KT’s model?), the Grand will reportedly feature a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, LTE connectivity, NFC, 2100mAh battery, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean in addition to that 5-inch LCD display with 800 x 480 resolution.

We’re not looking at a flagship device here – or at least not when looking at display quality and judging it by today’s standards – but it’s not an entry-level device either.

The phone is also rumored to look like the Galaxy S3, only slightly bigger, so it does make sense to see the Grand as a sneak preview of what the Galaxy S4 may offer in terms of size and design. On the other hand, that’s not to say Samsung won’t offer us a completely redesigned Galaxy S4 next year, but we’re going to cross that bridge once the first Galaxy S4 leaks come in.

Meanwhile, how do you feel about a 5-inch Samsung Galaxy handset? Do you need the extra 0.2-inch upgrade or 0.5-inch downgrade, depending on your opinion on the current Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 models?

  • chris125

    I hope they just get rid of the buttons and make it in the same shell as the sgs3. The sgs3 does not feel that big at all, and with a larger screen in the same shell would be great.

    • tomn1ce

      That’s what I’ve been thinking since the G-Nexus was released. If they reduce the size of the top and bottom bezels, and get rid of the side bezels or just make it 1mm thick they could fit a 5″ display in the overall size of the G-Nexus. Even if they increase the width of the G-Nexus by 2-3mm I think the phone would still feel good in the hands. They need to get rid of the home button and get on board with the onscreen buttons and while they’re at it make them customizable just like AOKP.

  • miss leading title :(

  • There is no point of this phone… 800×480? no thanks

  • Nicklas Zetterberg

    The 800×480 resolution must have been a typo, or this is actually 200 times more stupid than the S3 mini.

  • krudd

    5 inch display is huge. Why would I get the S4 when the Note 2 comes with an S Pen? If the size gets bigger than 4.8 it may be better to just go all out an get the note 2 instead.

  • WVGA Display on 2013?