Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Prime appears to have shown up in the wild in a few leaked photos showing off the front display and that rumored 5MP front facing camera that is speculated to be Samsung’s answer to the selfie craze. Even though a better quality camera for the use of taking higher resolution selfie photos is probably the reasoning here behind a front facing shooter with more mega pixels and presumably better sensors, it wouldn’t be completely outlandish to think a better front facing camera could be meant for higher quality video chat through apps like hangouts and skype.
Whether you love or hate the idea of selfies, it’s no surprise that there is a clear and present trend surrounding the infamous self portrait photos from our smartphones. Better quality selfies are also less ridiculous than Acer’s answer to the better selfie, the selfie hat which makes a good case for being one of the more.. interesting things we’ve seen come out of an electronics manufacturer. The Galaxy Grand Prime is also rumored to come with an 8MP rear facing camera, which suggests that Samsung is taking more of an interest in the front facing photos with this handset than the ones taken from the back camera. It will reportedly be capable of taking 1080p video recordings though which is probably expected of most cameras in the mid-range and up these days.
There’s not much to reveal from the leaked images, other than the fact that we see a similar design and body makeup to most Samsung devices from the Galaxy S5 and previous. One of the images does show off the camera settings though, which does give us a glimpse at two things. The 5MP image resolution said to be in the front camera sensor, and the camera settings UI that looks like the one found in the Galaxy S5, meaning it will probably be on the same version of touchwiz. The Galaxy Grand Prime is expected to hit the Vietnamese market sometime next month, although there is no official date or price just yet. Will this be the best selfie device to date? Time will tell.