December 6, 2012
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Samsung has been all about covering all bases and attacking every possible niche lately, but things are to get even more crowded soon. And if you reckoned the idea of a high-end clamshell device was crazy, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on a 5-inch dual-SIM mid-range “phablet”.

The Galaxy Grand Duos, aka GT-I8092, is rumored to get an unveiling in January (probably at CES), though it’s unclear whether there could be real demand for a phone of this kind or if we’re heading to another S3 Mini-like flop.

The spec sheet is still somewhat mysterious, but considering that codename, this will probably simply be a dual-SIM version of the recently leaked Galaxy Grand (aka Baffin, aka SHV-E270S, aka SHV-E270K). That would mean both this phone and its “brother” are to come with a quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos CPU, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, 2,100 mAh battery, NFC, LTE and… 5-inch LCD screen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Why would Samsung want to pack so much heat onto the Grand and Grand Duos and then mess it all up with a ginormous, but poor LCD display is still beyond us, which is why we’re still hoping that rumored resolution is a hoax. We wouldn’t shed a lot of tears if the Grand/Grand Duos duo’s existence were to be proven phony either, though there’s only a slim chance of that happening.

Anyone excited about the possible coming of a mid-range 5-incher from Samsung? Anyone at all?

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