Samsung lifted the veils off of a new member of its most popular Galaxy brand. The new addition to the series is a successor of last year’s Galaxy Grad and is called simply Galaxy Grand 2. The phone will be available in select markets, most likely starting with China. There is no word on possible release of the device in the US, though at this point we cannot rule out anything. Samsung is yet to announce availability and pricing details.
5.25-inch Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 HD Phablet
The Galaxy Grand 2 is an interesting mixture of mid-tier specs and high-endish features. Design-wise the Galaxy Grand 2 seems to be similar to the Galaxy Note 3, from the appearance of the front panel down to the textured back plate imitating leather which, admittedly, looks rather classy.
The next generation Galaxy Grand is also bigger than the original, bringing the screen size to 5.25 inches and bumping resolution to decent 1280 x 720 pixels. The phablet is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor of unknown make and packs 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory.
The back panel houses an 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash, while on the front resides a 1.9-megapixel shooter. As for connectivity, users will have at their disposal HSPA+ support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS + Glonass.
Other features include support for microSD cards up to 64 GB, dual-SIM support and a 2,600 mAh battery. The Galaxy Grand 2 will be launched with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, possibly upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat, accompanied by a full suite of Samsung-exclusive functionalities, such as ChatOn, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, Story Album and more.
source: Samsung Mobile Press