Customers look at Samsung Electronics' Galaxy series smartphones on display at a shop in Seoul
Customers look at Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Series smartphones on display at a shop at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 28. (Representational Picture)REUTERS

World smartphone leader, Samsung is reportedly gearing to launch a new mid-range selfie-camera handset Galaxy Grand Prime in India this week.

Mumbai based smartphone vendor, Mahesh Telecom has confirmed that the Galaxy Grand Prime stocks will arrive in a couple of days and go on sale for ₹15,250 (MRP: ₹16,000).

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Selfie-Smartphone Tipped to Release in India This WeekMahesh Telecom via Facebook

He also revealed the specifications of the upcoming Samsung phone, which reportedly sports 5.0-inch qHD (960x540p) TFT screen and comes packed with Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 32GB) and a 2,600 mAh battery.

The main USP of the Galaxy Grand Prime is said to be its 5.0-megapixel front camera with wide-angle (85-degree) lens, specifically targeted to impress selfie enthusiasts. This feature-rich camera is expected to be supported by value-added apps to enhance the photography experience. It will also house a 8.0-megapixel camera on the rear side.


Once released, the new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime will be up against the recently launched Micromax Canvas 4 Plus, Canvas Nitro, Motorola Moto G (Gen 2.), Sony Xperia E3, HTC Desire 616, the Desire 820 (expected to be released next month) and Xiaomi Mi3, which is expected to go on sale next month ahead of Diwali holidays.

Leaked Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime:

Model Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (G530H)
Display 5.0-inch qHD (960x540p) TFT
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Processor 1.2GHz quad-core CPU (chipset brand: yet to be ascertained)
Storage capacity 8GB, expandable up to 64GB
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording ability

Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with wide-angle (85-degree) lens

Battery 2,600 mAh
Add-ons Smart dual SIM slots, 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, 14-regional language support, matte finish on the rear-side
Dimensions 144.0 x 72.0 x 8.6 mm
colours Black and white
Price 15,250/- (MRP: ₹16,000)