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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2: The Cheaper Note 3 Alternative

It’s obvious enough that we’ve firmly ensconced ourselves in the era of the increasingly large phablet, but that doesn’t mean that you need to pay a premium price for a top-tier device. Following in the tradition of releasing every phone with every screen size possible, Samsung has now announced the new Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.

As its name implies, this phone is big. It has a 5.25-inch display that would fit it somewhere between the 5-inch Galaxy S4 and the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3, except both of those flagships have 1080p displays. The Galaxy Grand 2 is decidedly more mid-range in its approach, boasting just a 720p display instead.

I guess this makes some sense, since some people just want to have a bigger screen without necessarily the biggest horsepower under the hood. This is not unlike the 720p-touting Galaxy Mega 6.3 from earlier this year too. As far as the rest of the specs go, the Galaxy Grand 2 gets a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 8MP camera, 1.5GB RAM, 2600mAh battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The major spec that is missing from the announcement is the price. Given the $179 Moto G and the $349 Nexus 5, both outright and without contract, the Galaxy Grand 2 could struggle to be a compelling option unless it is also priced accordingly.

Via BGR

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