Samsung has officially taken the wraps of the updated version of its affordable mid-range Galaxy Express Android-powered smartphone that launched in the U.K. earlier this year. As from today, residents in the U.K. will be able to pick up the Galaxy Express 2 on any of Vodafone’s pay monthly or PAYG tariffs, starting at £33 per month.
The Express 2 is a fairly respectable entry-level handset, packing a 4.5-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, a mere 1.5GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 4GB LTE capabilities and a 2,100 mAh battery. The full list of specifications can be seen below:
LTE (800,900,1800,2600) HSPA+, EDGE/GPRS
1.7GHz Dual Core processor
4.5” qHD PLS TFT
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
5MP AF with Flash + VGA front facing
MP4(Video; H.264 Audio: AAC LC)
Recording HD@30fps / Playing FHD@30fps
AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Services & Additional Features:
Smart Stay, Group Play, Motion UX, S Travel, StoryAlbum, S Translator
BT4.0, USB2.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, MicroUSB, NFC
Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Proximity Sensor
1.5GB RAM, 8GB ROM, MicroSD card slot (up to 64GB)
132.43 x 65.75 x 9.8 mm
In addition, the device will ship running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean skinned with the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI – this brings a multitude of awesome new features to the Galaxy Express 2, including: Smart Stay, Group Play, Motion UX, S Travel, S Planner, S Translator, StoryAlbum and Samsung Apps, to name but a few.
The handset is available to purchase in both “Ceramic White” and “Rigel Blue”, however, the latter is a Vodafone U.K. exclusive.