Samsung had earlier said that the Galaxy Grand 2 will be released in the first week of January and will be priced between Rs. 22,900 and Rs. 24,900.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is the successor to the Galaxy Grand. The South Korean handset maker launched the Galaxy Grand 2 in India on Monday, while globally unveiled the device in November this year.(Also see: Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos)
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It is a dual-SIM device with support for GSM+GSM. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch HD TFT display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels.
The Galaxy Grand 2 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor alongside 1.5GB of RAM. It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera accompanied by an LED flash. It also houses a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 8GB inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.
Connectivity options on the Galaxy Grand 2 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+). The smartphone measures 146.8x75.3x8.9mm and weighs about 163 grams. The Galaxy Grand 2 packs a 2600mAh battery that can deliver up to 17 hours of talk time, although no standby time detailed. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will be available in Black, Pink and White colour variants in select regions.
Samsung has decided to pre-load the Galaxy Grand 2 with some of the popular apps seen on flagship smartphones, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, like Story Album, which can organise pictures by timelines; S Translator, company's proprietary translation service; S Travel, which offers guides and travel details; Samsung Hub, company's own content service that offers access to music, videos and games.
The Galaxy Grand 2 also comes with Group Play, a feature first seen on the Samsung Galaxy S4, which lets users play music or games together, as well as share documents.