New Samsung Phone Could Be King of Selfies

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As if there weren't enough Galaxy variations, Samsung appears to be readying a made-for-selfies version of its Galaxy Grand phone. 

Noted by Android Authority, pictures and specs of the Galaxy Grand Prime appeared on Vietnamese site TheGioididong. The 5-inch smartphone will supposedly boast a 5-megapixel front camera, making it the sharpest selfie shooter from Samsung yet. The Galaxy S5 carries a 2.1-megapixel front camera, while the Galaxy Note 4 has a 3.7-MP sensor. The latter has a wider-angle lens to capture more of the scene. 

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Despite the grandiose name, the Galaxy Grand Prime appears to have midrange specs other than its front camera. If the report is accurate, the device will be powered by a 1.2-GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM and house a 2,600-mAh battery. TheGioididong report states the Grand Prime's screen will have a relatively low resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. 

The Galaxy S5 packs a powerful 2.5-GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 2,800-mAh power pack. The Galaxy Note 4 has an even faster Snapdragon 805 chip and a large 3200-mAh battery. The S5 has a 1920 x 1080-pixel screen, while the Galaxy Note 4 steps that up to 2560 x 1400 pixels.

The rumored Galaxy Grand Prime isn't the only smartphone with a 5-MP front camera. The Huawei Ascend Mate7 does as well, and promises 2 days of battery life, so we'll have to see which handset is the true king of selfies. 

Image via: TheGioididong

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