After launching a number of variations of the original Galaxy Grand smartphone (like Grand Duos and Grand Quattro), Samsung has now unveiled its successor. Chrishtened Galaxy Grand 2, the device brings a number of upgrades to its predecessor including an HD display, quad-core processor, and improved battery, among others. Here is a quick look at the specifications of the phablet.
Galaxy Grand 2 has a 5.25 inch HD TFT multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display (1280x720 pixel resolution) and runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. The large screen offers 'Multi Window', which offers better multitasking by enabling users to run one application in two windows at the same time. The handset has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and comes with 1.5 GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 8 GB, which can be further expanded up to 64GB with a microSD card.
On the camera front, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED Flash, and a 1.9MP front-facing camera for video calling. As for connectivity, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 3G, and comes with a microSD card slot and a USB 2.0 port. It is powered by a 2,600 mAh battery that the company claims will provide up to 10 hours of video playback and 17 hours of caling. The specifications of the phablet are 146.8mm x 75.3mm x 8.9 mm, and its weight is 163gm. This one is also has dual-SIM functionality (GSM + GSM with dual standby option), and comes with GPS.
In addition, the device comes with a number of additional features like Story Album- enables users to organise pictures by timeline, and create and print albums from your device; S Translator- a translation service that provides instantaneous translations; S Travel- provides guides and travel information; Sound & Shot- records up to nine seconds of audio with your photos; Samsung Hub- a content service that provides access to music, videos, games and more; Group Play- for listening music , sharing documents or playing games together; and Samsung Link- connects your devices so you can access photos, music, videos and documents from multiple locations.
While the exact pricing and India launch date of the device is not available as of now, Galaxy Grand 2 will be offered in white, black and pink colours. Looking at the specifications of the device, we feel the device should be priced between Rs 18,000 and Rs 25,000. In that price range, it will compete with the likes of Google Nexus 4 (Rs 24,500), Sony Xperia SP (Rs 22,990), and Nokia Lumia 920 (Rs 21,999), among others.