Samsung unveils its new 5.25-inch smartphone

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Not only Samsung unveiled the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, but also has revealed its new 5.25-inch Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone. The tech giant has hit a home run again.

Bigger the screen, bigger the fun!

Yesterday, Samsung introduced its new 5.25-inch smartphone, Galaxy Grand 2. For those who enjoy watching videos, reading books, or playing video games on their phones this device is ideal, for it sports a 1,280×720 pixel display, with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Furthermore, a Multi Window feature allows users to use the large screen to run two apps at a time, side by side. Samsung wide screen smartphone is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor and it includes a 2,600 mAh battery which promises 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of calls on one single charge. The internal storage that the device provides is only of 8 GB; however, users can bump it up to 64 GB by plugging in a microSD card.

Samsung has also powered its new wide screen smartphone with an 8-megapixel rear camera, which includes Best Face, Continuous Shot, and Best Photo modes. Furthermore, the tech giant will provide within the phone a collection of Samsung apps, such as S Translator, Samsung Hub, Story Album, and Samsung Link. Galaxy Grand 2 will come in pink, black, and white colors and will run Android 4.3. The launching regions and markets were not revealed, but a spokesperson from the company told CNET that United States has not been mentioned in Samsung’s plans yet.

New baby, new Android update

Google and Samsung released Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition last Monday. This platform version brings several new features including a translucent menu bar at the bottom of the screen, new caller ID and dialer, smarter Google Now integration, unified Hangouts messaging application, step detector and counter, and support for screen recording.

Other smartphone manufacturers like HTC, Sony, and Motorola have also revealed their plans for Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade. HTC was one of the first firms that announced the upgrade as part of its plans for the HTC One and confirmed the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade for Middle East, Europe, and Africa by the end of January 2014.

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