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Galaxy S III/Galaxy Note II Hybrid – The Galaxy Grand

Samsung has been dominating the cell phone/smart phone world for a while now and it doesn’t look like they’re going to be slowing down any time soon.  Although their flagship devices have definitely been one the key reasons they are on top, the fact that they’re attacking every available market doesn’t hurt either.  Regardless of the price range, screen size, or specific needs, Samsung has likely got a phone to fit your needs.

Well it looks like they’re going to be adding another one to the line up.  Rumours are that Samsung is creating a little hybrid baby that fits in between the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.  As you can see in the picture above, the design is definitely reminiscent of the Galaxy S III but with a slightly larger (but lower resolution) 5″ screen.  In terms of the rest of the specs, it’s supposed to use the same Exynos processor as the Galaxy Note II and International Galaxy S III, LTE, a 2100 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 out of the box.

While it seems very strange that they would make a larger screen with a lower resolution, there is a reason behind this madness.  Apparently the device is aimed at those who may not have the greatest sight.   Hence the larger screen and likely larger icons.  If this is indeed aimed towards the sight challenged individual, I’d be interested to see how Samsung customizes TouchWiz to fit this little niche.

In a lot of ways this phone seems very unnecessary, but I love that Samsung is trying to create something for everyone.  Initial rumours are that this phone will only launch in Korea, but if it turns out to be successful  I could see it launching else where since there’s poor sighted people all around the world!

  • Brian

    Seems silly to me. Way too similar to the S3 and not cheap enough to offset the lower resolution. Makes no sense. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to include a DPI changer in the settings of an S3 if they want to capture the “visually challenged” AKA “my dad and uncles” demographic??