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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.

  • wussupi83
    I guess this is Samsung's answer to the iPhone 5c?
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  • InvalidError
    12030719 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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  • thesuperguy
    Grand gives me the false impression that it would be grand, even more so than the galaxy...
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  • milktea
    Galaxy Trenta> Venti > Grande > Tall
    So this Grand just falls short of the middle of the line up. :)
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  • m32
    Samsung isn't happy unless it has 100+ things on the market.
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  • AndyTheAndroid
    12030967 said:
    I guess this is Samsung's answer to the iPhone 5c?

    You have that backwards! The iPhone 5c is Apple's answer to lower cost android phones. Let me guess, you are an iFanatic?
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  • rwinches
    What's the deal with having an 8 GB storage and then not allowing apps to be moved or loaded from the SD? Not even the whole 8GB would be available as it is, with all the Samsung apps and the Google apps (which have grown a lot) it makes no sense.

    I filled up my newest tab's 16GB after adding just my standard addons, I got a bunch of updates available notices and part way through it came up with an insufficient space error. On my tab I just used an app to move to storage to solve it, so I know 8GB would not be enough.

    Samsung does have some nice enhancements like floating windows and multi tasking, so having to blast all that with a custom ROM seems a shame.
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  • AndyTheAndroid
    12030719 said:
    ..another week, another smartphone from Samsung. Specs are crap and the display size is ridiculous.

    Another android article and yet another childish trollish post by the resident troll named otacon.

    1) this is not a flag ship phone therefore the specs are great.
    2) display size is perfect for those who need a big screen and if they need a small screen then samsung has those too. You put down a company for offering choice which means you are a dumb consumer.
    3) The more phones they put out the more choice there is for us consumers. Anyone against choice is against themselves.
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  • InvalidError
    12031449 said:
    Anyone against choice is against themselves.
    There is such a thing as too much of a good thing: with too many different devices on the market covering any given market segment, the market gets fragmented, each model gets fewer sales, development costs get amortized over fewer units and unit prices end up higher than they could/should be.
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