Last month we told you that Samsung was about to launch an LTE-capable version of the Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone that was originally announced in November of last year. This info was pretty much certain, as it came from a leaked manual for the upcoming device.
It did however take Samsung until today to make it official. The Galaxy Grand 2 with LTE has now been unveiled for Samsung’s home market of South Korea, where it will arrive with full-blown LTE-A connectivity (up to 150 Mbps). The phone is offered through all three of the Korean carriers, so no matter whether you’re a customer of KT, SK Telecom, or LG U+, you’ll be able to pick one of these up.
The specs for the LTE version of the Galaxy Grand 2 are identical to those for the previously announced 3G-only variant, with one additional difference aside from the network connectivity: the Grand 2 LTE comes with 16 GB of built-in storage, whereas the older model has to make do with just half that.
Otherwise, the Galaxy Grand 2 LTE has a 5.25-inch 720p HD touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 1.9 MP front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, microSD card support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,600 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and could get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat starting next month.
The Grand 2 has a faux leather like back cover, just like the Galaxy Note 3, and its dimensions are 146.8×75.3×8.95 mm. It weighs 166 grams. It’s unclear whether the LTE version will ever make it to places other than South Korea, but we’ll keep you posted.