Samsung Galaxy Grand launches in Korea with quad-core 1.4 GHz CPU and ultra-low price

by: AdrianJanuary 24, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Grand

While Samsung made the Galaxy Grand official more than a month ago, there’ve been numerous questions about the device that still needed answers. Pricing was a mystery, as was the exact release date and markets targeted by the “5-inch Galaxy S2 that looks like an S3”.

Piece by piece, Sammy has completed the puzzle in the last few weeks, making the Grand look far more enticing than we initially thought. Especially in Korea, where it’s expected to start selling any day now via all three major carriers – SK Telecom, KT and LG U+.

What makes the Korean Grand special? First of all, the outright price. According to, the 5-incher will go for 350,000 won off contract, which is just around $328 or €246. That’s not only much less than what we figured Samsung would charge for the device, but it’s about a third of Galaxy Note 2’s price in Korea.


Want another reason to envy the lucky folks residing in Samsung’s homeland? How about if we tell you the Galaxy Grand there will come with a beefed-up quad-core 1.4 GHz processor? That should be a lot faster than the dual-core 1.2 GHz chip inside the Grand versions we’ve seen in Ukraine and India and it actually could make this a decent alternative for the GNote 2.

On the flipside, the Grand variant announced today (model number SHV-E270S) doesn’t come with dual-SIM support. Still, with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, an 8 MP rear-facing camera, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD support, 1 GB of RAM and a 2,100 mAh battery, this big guy has enough to draw in the crowds. Now if only Samsung would come out with a similar version of the phone at a competitive price outside Asia…

  • RarestName

    Galaxy Note II Mini would have been an appropriate name.

  • akmal yusri

    it’s like a bigger s3

  • christian wilson

    kinda getting bored with the way all the Samsung phone look. Wish they would change it up.

    • Beci

      The difference is that Samsung S3 hase make to many ugual phones but only for One Year, Iphone has maked ugual phones for Ten Years.

  • Ankit

    I seriously cant understand sammy sometimes,Why release it with a dual core in India?

  • Bigboy

    Samsung is a Cheater for India.

  • Awesome ! But will it be released in the indian sub continental countries?

  • If we are able to get it from korea, will it work in india?

  • Daniel Ivanov

    Can I ask some question ? Hope you will answer me . So…I checked some sites and i realized that the price is about 408 or 474 Euros ? I checked here and im seeing 246.. What’s the true ?