Filling the void in the absence of the Samsung Galaxy S4…at least to a degree…the South Korean tech firm has announced the arrival of the regally-titled Samsung Galaxy Grand.
Truth be known however, the Grand doesn’t exactly live up to its name.
Far from the top-end of the Smartphone spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy Grand boast modest specs and features including a dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera and a 5-inch screen with a less-than show-stopping 800 by 480 resolution. The Grand’s 8GB of internal memory can be bumped up to 64GB with a microSD card, while power is delivered by the same 2,100mAh battery as that found in the flagship Samsung Galaxy S3.
At the driving seat with be Android Version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and the Galaxy Grand will be on offer in single and dual-SIM options. Samsung has yet to reveal any details on prices or release dates, though it is largely expected that the Grand will launch mid-January.
Meanwhile, federal judges in the US have ruled the Samsung will not face bans on Smartphones found to have infringed on patents held by Apple. A total of eight Smartphones – including the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy S2 – were involved in the dispute and faced a potential immediate removal from store shelves and an indefinite ban on sales, should Apple’s appeal have been upheld.
Back in the summer, Samsung was ordered to pay Apple damages totaling more than $1 billion for patent infringement, when it was ruled that several of their devices shared too many attributes with the iPhone and iPad. However, judges have now ruled that there is insufficient evidence to suggest that the actions of Samsung have in any way damaged sales of Apple’s iOS products involved in the patent dispute.