Samsung Reveals Galaxy Grand 2 Smartphone

Just in time for the holidays, Samsung introduced on Monday the latest in the "Galaxy Grand" series, the Galaxy Grand 2. This sequel brings "meaningful" upgrades over the previous generation including an improved HD viewing experience, enhanced performance, a 5.25 inch screen and more. So far, pricing and actual availability is unknown.

"To provide a more intuitive user experience, the Galaxy Grand 2 comes equipped with several smart features that continue to set the Galaxy series apart from other smartphone devices on the market, including enhanced camera features like Best Face, Best Photo and Continuous Shot," states the company's press release.

According to the specs, the display features a 1280 x 720 resolution backed by a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean." The device also provides a mere 8 GB of internal storage, so don't get crazy and download a batch of Gameloft titles. A microSD card slot allows for 64 GB of extra storage, but this can only be used to hold photos, movies, pictures and other files – no moving apps over to removable storage.

The specs also reveal a number of sensors including proximity, accelerometer, compass, light and hall sensors, and two cameras spanning an 8MP version on the back with LED flash and a 1.9MP on the front capable of HD video. There's also Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a microUSB 2.0 port, GPS, dual SIM capability and proprietary Samsung apps.

"Galaxy Grand 2 delivers enhanced performance with a more powerful Quad Core 1.2 GHz processor and long-lasting 2,600mAh battery to bring users up to 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of calls. The dual-SIM capabilities help users maintain better work-life balance or switch seamlessly between networks," states the company's press release.

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will be offered in White and in Black; Pink is available in selective regions. Stay tuned for additional info regarding pricing and availability.

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  • InvalidError
    Anonymous said:
    Specs are crap and the display size is ridiculous.

    That depends on what market segment this phone is intended for. The specs may be underwhelming compared to the $350 Nexus 5 but would not be so bad compared to devices retailing in the neighborhood of $250 like the N4 when Google decided to clear their stock.
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  • wussupi83
    I guess this is Samsung's answer to the iPhone 5c?
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  • InvalidError
    Anonymous said:
    Specs are crap and the display size is ridiculous.

    That depends on what market segment this phone is intended for. The specs may be underwhelming compared to the $350 Nexus 5 but would not be so bad compared to devices retailing in the neighborhood of $250 like the N4 when Google decided to clear their stock.
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  • JohnPMyers
    @InvalidError: right. From the specs it's pretty obvious this isn't a flagship model. Why anyone would assume it is, or even 2nd tier...well, that's their own idiocy.
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