Updated mid-ranger exclusive to Vodafone at launch, other operators coming later
Samsung UK has announced an updated version of the mid-range Galaxy Express handset it launched earlier in the year, the Galaxy Express 2. The LTE-capable handset features a 4.5-inch qHD LCD display, a 1.7GHz dual core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Samsung's latest TouchWiz UI, the Galaxy Express 2 also features some of the software features from higher-end Samsung phones — Smart Stay, Group Play, Motion UX, S Travel, StoryAlbum and S Translator.
The Galaxy Express 2 will launch tomorrow, Oct. 23, at Vodafone UK, with other carriers to follow at a later date. It'll come in "ceramic white" and "rigel blue" color options, with the latter being exclusive to Vodafone.
We've got specs and the full press release after the break.
SAMSUNG GALAXY EXPRESS 2 COMING TO THE UK
Samsung’s latest Galaxy device available exclusively at Vodafone stores across the UK
London, UK – October 22nd, 2013 –Samsung has today announced that the Galaxy Express 2 LTE version, an updated version of the popular Galaxy Express, will be available to buy in the UK from 23rd October exclusively from Vodafone stores at launch with additional retailers to follow at a later date.
The Galaxy Express 2 is powered by Android 4.2, and with a 1.7GHz dual core processor and 4.5 inch display it allows you to watch multimedia content on the go. The new device features a number of Samsung’s smart functions such as Smart Stay, which uses advanced facial recognition to detect when the phone is in use, as well as Group Play which allows you to share music, documents and photos with other compatible Samsung devices. In addition, the new handset also features S Travel, Story Album and S Translator making Samsung’s latest device the perfect travel companion.
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: “Our latest addition to the Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy Express 2 has been designed to provide a faster and smoother user experience. As with all smartphones in our Galaxy range, the Galaxy Express 2 is packed full of intuitive features and smart functions, offering customers superior performance.”
The Galaxy Express 2 will be available in Ceramic White in the UK exclusively at Vodafone stores at launch and further retailers from a later date. Vodafone will also be offering an exclusive shade of Rigel Blue.
Samsung Galaxy Express 2 specs
|Network||LTE (800,900,1800,2600) HSPA+, EDGE/GPRS|
|Processor||1.7GHz Dual Core processor|
|Display||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)
|Dimensions||132.43 x 65.75 x 9.8 mm|