Samsung launches Galaxy Grand Max in South Korea, Galaxy A7 debuts in Malaysia

Samsung's not done launching mobiles this week. After launching the Galaxy E5 and E7 in India, the manufacturer has now announced the latest in the Galaxy Grand series, the Galaxy Grand Max, in South Korea. There's another device on offer as well in the form of the Galaxy A7, which is making its official debut in Malaysia.

The Galaxy Grand Max comes with a quilt pattern at the back, and boasts a 5.25-inch 720p display, 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 13 MP camera at the back, 5 MP front shooter with a wide-angle lens, LTE connectivity and a 2,500 mAh battery. The device is set to go on sale in Samsung's home market from January 9 for 319,000 won ($290).

Samsung also launched the Galaxy A7 in Malaysia, with the device set to go on sale next month. Pricing hasn't been confirmed yet, but it is said to be in the vicinity of RM1,499 ($420). The Galaxy A7 features better hardware than the A5 and the A3, and is the only device in the Galaxy A series (thus far) to feature a full-HD display, with the screen size coming in at 5.5-inches.

Other specs include the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU, 16 GB internal memory and a 2,600 mAh battery. Featuring a thickness of just 6.3mm, the Galaxy A7 is the slimmest Samsung smartphone to date. Other details of the device are not yet available, but the Galaxy A7 is rumored to launch in South Korea on January 14, which is when we'll likely know more. Until then, check out images of the device courtesy of Malaysian tech site SoyaCincau:

Source: Samsung, SoyaCincau

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.