The screens of the smartphones might be getting bigger and bigger. But the buying power of most users is still limited by many constraints. And for these users who wanted a ‘big phone’ experience but could not afford expensive high-end devices, Samsung launched devices like Galaxy Grand and S Duos. And these devices earned quick success too. Galaxy Grand especially can very well claim of being one of the most successful phones by Samsung. And now, its successor is here too. Yes, Samsung has launched the GALAXY Grand 2 in Mumbai today.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Vineet Taneja, Country Head, Mobile and IT, Samsung India said, “At Samsung, we keep innovation and customer centricity at the core of developing products to meet the evolving needs of our customers. GALAXY Grand 2 with a vivid HD screen offers a premium viewing experience and enhances multitasking abilities with its Multi Window feature. Along with this, the introduction of Club Samsung will significantly elevate user experience in terms of features, content and services. Our new offerings are a testimony of our commitment to offer differentiated products to all our valued customers.”
The greatest reason behind Grand’s success was that it had hardware that was decent enough to deliver smooth and stable performance, without making the phone too expensive. And as I look at the specifications of Grand 2, I find it a worthy successor of GALAXY Grand. It has a big HD display, good processing power and RAM, storage and camera capabilities. Here are the key specifications:
Specifications of GALAXY Grand 2
Dimension: 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm, 163g
Display: 5.25” HD (1280×720) TFT
Processor: Quad Core 1.2GHz
OS: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SIM: Smart Dual-SIM
Memory: 1.5GB (RAM) + 8GB (Internal Memory) + microSD (up to 64GB)
Camera: 8MP (HD) AF + LED Flash / 1.9MP (HD). Camera features include Best Face, Best Photo, Continuous Shot, Sports Dual Shot, Shake Detection. It has full HD video recording capability.
Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n, BT4.0, GPS + Glonass, USB 2.0
Sensor: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Light, Hall Sensor
Appearance: Has a soft, textured- touch back cover with fine stitching. Will be available in Black, White and Pink colors.
Features of GALAXY Grand 2:
Let’s take a quick look at some of the interesting features that Grand 2 comes loaded with:
Club Samsung: Along with the launch of Grand 2, Samsung also announced a digital entertainment store for Indian consumers. It makes available for Indian consumers a large collection of Indian music, movies and Live TV with 90 plus channels. It is called Club Samsung. Club Samsung is equipped with intelligent ‘Discovery’ feature to provide smart content recommendations to the users based on mood, language, genre, era etc. The content includes songs, movies and shows in Hndi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil and several other Indian languages. And all GALAXY Grand 2 customers are to get unlimited amount of content free for three months.
Other features include Multi Window (Multi tasking feature that allows users to run two different applications together, or the same application in two windows), Sound & Shot (Record sound for up to 9 seconds with photos), Story Album (Organize pictures by timelines), S Translator (Tool for quick translations), Trip Advisor (To help users plan their trips), and My Magazine, ChatON, Samsung Hub, Group Play, Samsung Link etc, with multi-lingual capabilities.
Availability: GALAXY Grand 2 will be available across India from January 2014. The pre-booking has already started at Samsung e-store.
Price: Grand 2 will be priced INR 22,990 to INR 24,990/-
Overall, Grand 2 seems very well equipped to meet various smartphone needs of Indian consumers, providing them with the joy of a big phone experience at mid-range price.
To know more about the features of Grand 2, click HERE
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