Samsung announces Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung has today announced a new, updated version of the Galaxy Grand Android smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has no official price or release date to quote as yet, but the Korean tech giant has revealed the new phone’s specifications and features. See the 15 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2013.

The new Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 isn’t exactly a massive upgrade from the initial Galaxy Grand that was launched in December last year. The main hardware upgrades can be found in the improved display, battery, CPU, and RAM. Take a look at our LG G2 review too.

One of the biggest complaints with the first Galaxy Grand was the screen’s poor pixel resolution. The 2012 Samsung Galaxy Grand had a 5-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels (187 ppi), the new Galaxy Grand 2 has gone someway to correct this equipping it with a 5.25-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels (280 ppi). While the new screen resolution is an improvement it is still remarkably average when compared to the rest of the smartphone market.

The Galaxy Grand 2 also sees and upgrade of its RAM from 1GB to 1.5GBs; it now features a quad core – previously dual-core- 1.2GHz processor; the Android OS has also been tinkered with, coming with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The device is expected to go on sale in the UK at the beginning of December, 2013.

Samsung announces Galaxy Grand 2 specifications:

  • Network: HSPA+
  • Processor: Quad Core 1.2GHz
  • Display: 5.25” HD (1280x720) TFT
  • Memory: 1.5GB (RAM) + 8GB (Internal Memory) + microSD (up to 64GB)
  • ?User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
  • Camera: 8MP AF + LED Flash / 1.9MP (HD)
  • OS: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n, BT4.0, GPS + Glonass, USB 2.0
  • Sensor: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Light, Hall Sensor
  • Additional Features: ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, Story Album
  • Dimension: 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm, 163g
  • Battery: 2,600mAh