Samsung’s 5-inch Galaxy Grand Duos firmware is out ahead of phone’s release

by: Bams SadewoJanuary 10, 2013


Did you know that Samsung has a 5-inch smartphone of its own? The Samsung Galaxy Grand (GT-i9080) – as it’s called — isn’t garnering too many headlines probably because it’s just teased last month. Though you can’t find the phone in stores yet, the first firmware for the dual-SIM variant, which is known as the Galaxy Grand Duos, is already available to download.

You can get the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos (GT-i9082) on Sam Mobile’s website. From the description, it looks like the phone will be released in Russia and India first, possibly sometime in the first quarter of the year.

Despite the gigantic size, the Grand doesn’t sport a 1080p screen. Instead, you’ll find that it boasts a not so hot WVGA display (800 x 480 resolution). Other expected specs include a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP main camera, and the aforementioned Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

The Galaxy Grand and Galaxy Grand Duos will come in Chic White and Dark Blue. Those who are looking for some pricing information will have to wait until Samsung spills the beans some more.

  • On a Clear Day

    Why don’t you use your industry connections to STRONGLY suggest that Samsung make the Galaxy S4 with a dual sim option variant? I would love to have this feature along with HD Voice; both are game changer features, and though not for everyone would, I would think, for those who can use them provide a level of differentiation for business people especially that no other manufacturer can currently match – certainly not the iPhone.

    • MasterMuffin

      Dual sim takes space and isn’t a consumer magnet, many people associate the feature with cheap budget phones :(

      • scott

        nope it’s only u and not entire consumer magnet

        • MasterMuffin

          ? Your comment makes no sense

  • Again and again and again we see the same design from Samsung. I am getting bore of this.