After getting a glimpse in an FCC filing (and some certification via China) the Galaxy Grand has now appeared in earnest,with a 5-inch 800 x 480 WVGA display that betrays that glamorous naming. It’ll arrive running Android 4.1.2,while the dual-core (unspecified) 1.2GHz apparently enough to handle running two apps on screen with Samsung’s Multi Window mode,seen on the flagship Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the back,while a 2-megapixel sensor on the front will offer 720p video for calls. Inside there’s a 2,100mAh battery,alongside 8GB of built-in memory and a microSD slot for expansion up to 64GB. Likely due to the bigger screen,the familiar looking Galaxy Grand carries 30g more weight than the Galaxy S III,while connectivity is provided by HSPA+ (up to 21Mbps down,5.76 up) on 850 / 1900 / 2100 bands,alongside Bluetooth,DLNA and WiFi. Despite those familiar bands,Samsung hasn’t revealed where we can expect to see the phone appear for sale,although the appearance of a dual-SIM version suggests appearances in Asia. We plan to catch the Galaxy Grand somewhere within the madness of CES —and you can expect that we’ll test it out then.