Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 launched in India, will be available from January

After quite a bit of rumors and conjectures, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Grand 2 last month. Moments ago, at an event in Mumbai, the South Korean company launched the mid-range device in India and will make it available across the country from first week of January. The phone is likely to be priced between Rs 22,900 and Rs 24,900.


The successor to the Galaxy Grand that was launched at the start of the year, the Galaxy Grand 2 gets an improved set of features compared to its predecessor. To start with, the latter now gets a bigger 5.25-inch 720p display, compared with the 5-inch WVGA display on the former.

At its heart runs a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with 1.5GB of RAM. This is an improvement on the predecessor which was powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A9 dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM.

Other features include an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and support for 1080p video recording, 2-megapixel front camera, 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card and a 2,600mAh battery with up to 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of talktime. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G (HSPA +) support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v 4.0, and GPS.

On the software front, it runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, and also brings Samsung apps like ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, and Story Album.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Display 5-inch, WVGA (480x800p) display 5.25-inch HD (720p) display
Processor 1.2GHz Cortex A9 dual-core processor 1.2GHz quad-core
Memory 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, up to 64GB on microSD card 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, up to 64GB on microSD card
Camera 8-megapixel rear camera with  autofocus, LED Flash, and 1080p video support, 2-megapixel front camera 8-megapixel rear camera with  autofocus, LED Flash, and 1080p video support, 2-megapixel front camera
Software Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Battery 2,100mAh battery with up to 10 hours of talk time 2,600mAh battery with up to 17 hours of talk time
Connectivity dual-SIM card slots, 3G (HSPDA) support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v 4.0, and GPS dual-SIM card slots, 3G (HSPA +) support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v 4.0, and GPS
Additional features Samsung apps like ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, and Story Album Samsung apps like ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, and Story Album
Price Rs 21,500* (launch price) Not yet revealed