Samsung has launched the Galaxy Grand 2 mid-range device and it looks like it offers most smartphone features as the Galaxy Note 3. The original Galaxy Grand, which predated the Galaxy S4, is credited with kicking off the budget 5-inch class device category, drawing crowds away from even the more expensive Galaxy Note series.
The 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm handset weighs about 163 g and features the same faux-leather pattern on its back-panel as the Galaxy Note 3, but lacks an S-Pen. It has a 5.25-inch screen and boasts a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and aesthetically speaking it looks bigger and slightly sharper than its predecessor. It also comes with a 8-megapixel back camera with auto-focus and LED flash, and a 1.3-megapixel front-face camera.
In terms of specs, the Galaxy Grand 2 has a Quad-Core CPU @ 1.20 GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal memory that’s expandable by up to 64 GB using micro-SDXC. The device is powered by a 2,600 mAh battery and does not support 4G LTE, having only HSPA+ at 21.1 Mbps.
The Galaxy Grand 2 ships with Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean,” which comes with most of the same Samsung apps that the Galaxy S4 comes with, including Story Album, S Translator, S Travel, Sound & Shot (camera mode), Samsung Hub, Group Play (audio only), and Samsung Link (Chromecast-like).
No pricing available for the device just yet, but it should as soon as it hits the shelves.