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Samsung Electronics Co said on Monday that the company has unleashed its Galaxy Grand 2, a successor to the original Galaxy Grand smartphone. The new Galaxy Grand 2 is more immersive than its predecessor. The phone incorporates HD supported display and a quad-core processor under the hood.
The South Korean giant said Galaxy Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch 16:9 TFT display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The handset packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. Moreover, users will be able to run two applications simultaneously-thanks to the Multi Window feature.
The Galaxy Grand 2 support Dual SIM functionality. This means that the phablet is primarily targeted at the emerging nations like China and India. The 2600mAh battery fitted inside offers up to 17 hours of talk time and 10 hours of non-stop music play.
In the imaging front, Galaxy Grand 2 incorporates an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD 1080p format, whereas a 1.9-megapixe front-facing camera records video in HD.
Samsung says that the Galaxy Grand 2 runs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. However, there is no information about the Android 4.4 Kitkat update in the near future. Aside from the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean support, Samsung has added tons of indigenous apps (ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, and Story Album).
Other highlighted connectivity features include: WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS ＋ Glonass, and USB 2.0. The Galaxy Grand 2 will be made available in White and Black colors, while the Pink variant is expected to be made available in select territories.
Samsung hasn't provided any concrete details to respect to the release date or availability of the Galaxy Grand 2. Reportedly, Samsung could announce the Galaxy Grand 2 in India around December this year.
Samsung's latest product: the Galaxy Grand 2 marks the coming of quality mid-range phones back in fashion. For quite some time Samsung was criticized for not coming up with a powerful mid-range Android handset. Even at the launch of Motorola's Moto G, critics lashed out at Samsung for not launching a competitive handset. The Galaxy Grand 2 marks that Samsung is having a tab on its competitors, rather closely.
Market expectations from the Moto G are strong, since the phone will debut in India as well US at the same time early next year. In that case, Samsung needs to price its newest handset around the Moto G. The biggest challenge in front of Samsung is to take care of domestic brands like Micromax, Karbonn and Intex.
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