It is nearly two years since Samsung released the Galaxy Grand Prime, and it appears the company is working on the 2016 version of the device. Reports have claimed that the South Korean technology giant may release the Grand Prime (2016) soon.
A new Samsung device with model number SM-G532, believed to be the Grand Prime (2016), has been spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India. It sports a 5-inch display and comes with a price tag of Rs. 13,686 but it is not the final pricing.
Samsung is tight-lipped on its upcoming device but the device with model number SM-G532 is very likely to be the successor of the original Galaxy Grand Prime that has model number SM-G531. The new handset is expected to have several feature upgrades over its predecessor though the company hasn't uttered even a word. It won't come as a surprise if it is released in the next couple of months, as the Galaxy Grand Prime was announced in September and launched in October in 2014.
The original Galaxy Grand Prime was priced Rs. 15,499 at the time of its launch. It sports a 5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 540x960 pixels (220 ppi pixel density), measures 144.8x72.1x8.6 mm in dimension, and weighs 156 g. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410/Spreadtrum SC7730 (Value Edition) processor, an Android 4.4.4 KitKat (upgradable to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop), an 8GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB via microSD card, and a 1GB RAM. The device also has an 8MP main camera with f/2.4 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2,600mAh battery.
In terms of commectivity, the Galaxy Grand Prime supports a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, microUSB v2.0, and NFC.