Samsung has started the new week off with a brand new big-screen smartphone, as it has announced the Galaxy Grand 2. At the moment, all we have is a feature list and a few images of the phone, as its launch date and information on where it will be made available hasn’t been shared.
Like its predecessor the Galaxy Grand, the Galaxy Grand 2 has a large touchscreen, while the feature list which will make for a more reasonable price than the range-topping Galaxy S4. The screen measures 5.25-inches and has a 720p resolution, it’s also a standard TFT display rather than a more expensive Super AMOLED panel.
The processor is an unnamed quad-core chip with a speed of 1.2GHz, and it has 1.5GB of RAM, plus 8GB of internal storage memory. There’s a microSD card slot to increase this by 64GB though. An 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera take care of the photographic duties.
There’s good news on the software front, as Android 4.3 is standard, so it’s just one step away from the very latest version, and it should make the Galaxy Grand 2 compatible with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, although this hasn’t been confirmed by Samsung.
Other features include Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0, plus many of Samsung’s apps such as S Translator, S Travel, Sound & Shot, and Story Album. The phone will come in black, white or pink, plus a dual-SIM version will be produced. We’d expect the Galaxy Grand 2 to make it to the UK at some point, but will have to wait for Samsung to confirm the time.