Samsung (KRX:005935), on Monday, announced the launch of its new Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone for the Korean market, with significant upgrades to its predecessor, including a new high-definition screen and other enhancements.
The Galaxy Grand 2 features a 5.25-inch screen with a 16:9 HD ratio and 1280x720 resolution, which is expected to be more than handy for watching movies, playing games and e-reading. The smartphone also supports a multitasking feature, which enables users to run two applications on different windows simultaneously.
The Galaxy Grand 2 is powered by a quad-core processor clocking 1.2 GHz. The handset has 1.5 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 64GB through microSD cards.
The new handset, running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, also features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling. The phone’s rear camera includes flagship features such as Best Face, Best Photo and Continuous Shot.
Here are some more features packed into the new handset:
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Story Album: Organizes pictures by timeline, and creates and prints albums from the device
S Translator: A translation service that provides instant translations at any time
S Travel: Provides guides and travel information
Sound & Shot: Records up to nine seconds of audio with photos
Samsung Hub: Content service that provides access to music, videos, games and more
Group Play: Enables listening to music, sharing documents or playing games together
Samsung Link: Connects the devices to help access photos, music, videos and documents from multiple locations
Weighing in at 163 grams, the Galaxy Grand 2 is 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm big. It features a 2,600mAh battery that is claimed to offer up to 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of calls. The device also supports dual SIM cards, like its predecessor.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Grand 2 will be offered in white and black, while a pink-colored version will be available in certain markets. The company is yet to announce the handset's pricing details, or information about availability in other countries.