Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy Grand 2, the sequel to the Galaxy Grand, a mid-ranger that launched eleven months ago to good sales in emergent markets like India and China.
The Grand 2 is an all-around improvement over its predecessor, bringing a bigger and sharper screen, a quad-core processor (instead of the dual-core on the Grand), and a bigger battery. Still, while the screen size puts the Grand 2 in the vicinity of the flagship Note series, this is still a no-nonsense midrange device. The processor is likely a Snapdragon 200 model from Qualcomm, the screen is 720p, and the rear camera features an 8MP sensor.
Galaxy Grand 2 specifications
|Quad Core 1.2GHz|
|5.25” HD (1280×720) TFT|
|1.5GB (RAM) ＋ 8GB (Internal Memory) ＋ microSD (up to 64GB)＊User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.|
|8MP AF ＋ LED Flash / 1.9MP (HD)|
|Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
|WiFi a/b/g/n, BT4.0, GPS ＋ Glonass, USB 2.0|
|Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Light, Hall Sensor|
|ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, Story Album|
|146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm, 163g|
Galaxy Grand 2 images
The 2600 mAh battery of the Galaxy Grand 2 should take you through 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of calls, says Samsung. There’s no LTE support, but that likely won’t be a major problem for the target audience of this phone. Speaking of which, the Grand 2 can equip two SIMs and its paltry 8GB of internal storage can be extended with up to 64GB through the microSD card slot.
On the software side, buyers will get Android 4.3 with Samsung software features added, including Group Play, S Translator, Samsung Hub, Sound and Shot, and camera features like Best Face, Best Photo and Continuous Shot.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will be available in white, while black and pink versions will sell in some select regions. Samsung did not reveal more details on the phone’s price and availability.