Late last month I posted about Samsung planning to launch Galaxy Grand 2 and here we are just today Samsung finally unveiled this much awaited device. Grand 2 will finally be up for grabs in first week on January next year. It’s predecessor Galaxy Grand was the first mid range budget smartphone to come up with multi-window feature and became one of the most successful device from Samsung. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 definitely has lot of improvements over it’s predecessor like bigger 5.25 inch 1280×720 TFT HD screen with 16:9 HD ratio. Similarly it has a 1.2 Ghz quad core processor as compared to 1.2 Ghz dual core processor in it’s earlier version. RAM too has been upgraded to 1.5 GB from 1 GB to make it function smoothly and battery has also been upgraded to 2,600 mAh from 2,100 mAh. Samsung claims that battery will provide around 10 hours of music or around 17 hours of calls.
Grand 2 has a 8 megapixel primary camera similar to it’s predecessor and runs on Android Jelly Bean OS. This phablet weighs 163 g just 1 gm heavier than it’s predecessor. It has 8 GB of on board storage which can be expanded to 64 GB using a microSD card.
This phablet also offers dual SIM(GSM+GSM) functionality. Galaxy Grand 2 will be available in 3 colors White, Black and Pink and also has proprietary Samsung softwares like Story Album, S Translator, S Travel, Sound & Shot.
Samsung has also introduced a single destination – Club Samsung – for its Indian infotainment content, company’s Director, Mobile, Manu Sharma said.
“The Club Samsung digital entertainment store features 4 lakh songs, 5,000 movies, 500 gigs and live TV with over 90 channels all optimised for high-quality display on Samsung devices,” he said.
“The device will be launched across the country through its dealership network of 1.2 lakh dealers,” Sharma added.
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Price:
Samsung has kept the price under wraps but analysts believe that the phone will be priced between the range of Rs. 22,000 to 25,000. I personally believe that this price point will not be competitive in the current scenario as domestic companies like Micromax, Xolo and Karbonn have released their flagship phones (Canvas Turbo, Q3000 and Titanium S9) with much better specs at a price point below Rs. 20,000. Let’s see how this phone performs sales wise.
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Key Specs:
- Android Jelly Bean 4.3 operating system
- 1.5 GB of RAM
- 8 GB of internal storage can be extended upto 64 GB.
- 8 MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front shooter
- 2600 mAh of Battery
- Quad-Core 1.2 Ghz processor
- 5.25 inch TFT HD display
- 1280 by 720 pixels resolution