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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 2016 makes the benchmarking rounds with passé specs

By Adrian Diaconescu August 23, 2016, 10:04 am

You know the low-end Galaxy Grand Prime that T-Mobile tried to incentivize Galaxy S7 buyers with a few months back? Believe it or not, it’s about to turn two whole years old, and in spite of its obvious US prepaid success, as well as enduring Eastern European popularity, the 5-incher never got a direct follow-up.

Too late for a second-gen Grand Prime now? It appears not, with Zauba import records sparking the first rumors a little while ago, and the dynamic GFXBench/Geekbench duo pretty much making it official today.

The model number is SM-G532F, the name Galaxy Grand Prime 2016, and since the 2014 edition carried a G530x designation, it should come as no surprise the hardware changes and upgrades are marginal at best.

You’re still looking at a then mediocre, now outright cringe-worthy 960 x 540 pixels resolution screen measuring 5 or 5.1 inches in diagonal, cramped 8GB internal storage space (just 3.4 gigs user-accessible), the same old 8 and 5MP cameras, plus a brand-new but far from stellar quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor. Oh, and slightly more RAM – 1.5GB.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow fortunately runs the software show, with a super-low price tag the only other prospective redeeming quality of a largely disappointing, outdated, not-so-Grand-anymore device.

Sources: GFXBench, Geekbench

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