Samsung officially unveils the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2; the next-gen mid-segment smartphone

Heidi Speare November 25, 2013 1
Samsung officially unveils the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2; the next-gen mid-segment smartphone

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We have great news for Android fans and consumers who were waiting for a good mid-segment smartphone. Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung has officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Android smartphone. This new smartphone has a premium finish, decent hardware configuration and is expected to be priced in the same price range as the original Galaxy Grand.

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is here! Samsung has finally rolled out a new Android smartphone for mid-segment consumers. And the best part is that the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has the exact same faux leather back that is present on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. So if you are fond of the faux leather back cover and the wonderful stitching pattern that gives it the premium look, you can have it on your smartphone even if you can’t afford to shell out hundreds of dollars for the Galaxy Note 3.

We know that you all must be excited to know more about this new Android smartphone. So let’s get into the technical details and take a look at what Samsung has to offer in terms of specs, features and value for money.

samsung galaxy grand 2

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch LCD touchscreen display with an improved HD screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, dedicated GPU and has 1.5GB of RAM. So there’s an improvement in the processor as well as RAM. But as far as storage is concerned, you still get 8GB by default and can always expand storage as and when you wish with the help of the microSD support available on the Galaxy Grand 2.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 also comes with an improved 2600mAh battery compared to the 2100mAh battery present on the original Galaxy Grand. So not only is the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 better, clearer and faster than the original Galaxy Grand, but at the same time will give you a better battery backup.

Of course, since the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch display, the smartphone is a little bigger than the original model. You will still get the 8MP primary camera and dual-SIM support, features that have proved to be great and useful on the Samsung Galaxy Grand. One of the best updates to the new model is that the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean right out of the box. So unlike Samsung Galaxy Grand consumers that have been waiting for the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean since a lifetime, Galaxy Grand 2 will be able to get all the goodness of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean right away.

As of now we do not have the price and availability details of the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, but we do know that the smartphone will be offered in three color options namely white, black and pink. But the black and pink color options will be available in select regions only.

Samsung Apps and Features
Similar to every new Android smartphone from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will also come pre-loaded with a number of apps and features that are proprietary to Samsung. Even though you might not need all of them, you should definitely take a look at the list we have for you here.

  • Enhanced Camera features: Best Face, Best Photo and Continuous Shot
  • Story Album: Organize pictures by timeline, and create and print albums all from your device
  • S Translator: A translation service that provides instantaneous translations at any time
  • S Travel: Provides guides and travel information for your next trip
  • Sound & Shot: Record up to nine seconds of audio with your photos
  • Samsung Hub: Unique content service that provides access to music, videos, games and more
  • Group Play: To listen to music, share documents or play games together
  • Samsung Link: Connects your devices so you can access photos, music, videos and documents from multiple locations

So there you have it, almost everything you might want to know about the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. Be sure to check out the key specifications of the smartphone listed out here and let us know what you think about this new smartphone. We are waiting to hear from you.

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

  • 5.25-inch LCD touchscreen display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • Dedicated GPU
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • Up to 64GB of expandable storage
  • 8MP primary camera
  • Autofocus and LED flash
  • 1.9MP secondary camera
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Weight: 163 grams
  • Dimensions: 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm

Sensors

  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Light
  • Hall Sensor

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  1. rogue  November 26, 2013 at 12:01 am - Reply

    how about grand vrs grand 2??

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