If there’s one thing we freakin’ adore here at Mobot, it’s an “utterly pointless” Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Remember the Samsung Galaxy Core Plus? Me neither. Martin had the pleasure of writing up that particular launch.
Marking the 632 billionth Galaxy smartphone launched this decade, we’re told to prep for something called the Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite at Mobile World Congress. Oh, sweet Moses.
That’s the story over on SamMobile (hey guys; it’s been too long), with credit going to “one of their insiders”.
Don’t worry if that name sounds familiar; it was just the other day that I scribbled a few hundred words about the spanking new Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.
Oddly (as if anything Samsung does should come as a surprise any more), the Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite sounds both better and worse than the original Samsung Galaxy Grand.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite specs include a 5in WVGA display (same as the original), 1.2GHz quad-core processor (presumably a step up from the original’s dual-core CPU; same as the Galaxy Grand 2 on paper), 5MP rear camera (a step down from the previous chap’s 8MP) and a VGA front shooter (last year it was 2MP).
Well, I have no idea what the hell Samsung is up to, but then I’m not the world’s most successful smartphone manufacturer (I’ll get there some day).
Bizarrely, SamMobile says the Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite launch will go down at MWC “in late January”, with the release following in the “fifth week of 2014”. However, MWC 2014 is set for February 24-27. Take from that what you will.