Just in time for the holiday shopping season Samsung has unveiled another new smartphone, this one coming in at 5.25 inches. The Galaxy Grand 2—a successor to last year’s 5-inch model—falls between the Galaxy S4 and the Note 3, offering a middle ground for customers who need more than 5-inches of screen but can’t handle Samsung’s latest 5.7-inch phablet.
The Galaxy Grand 2 comes equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 2,600mAh battery, a 5.25-inch 1280 x 720p display at 280ppi, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage with microSD support up to 64GB, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.9-megapixel secondary camera, dual-SIM capabilities, but lacks NFC. The newly announced handset runs Android 4.3 out of the box and comes in white.
With its latest smartphone, Samsung appears to be signaling that the Galaxy Grand series is here to stay. The South Korean company has offered similarly sized devices in the past, but the Grand 2 offers solid specs for what we hope will be a budget friendly price tag. Samsung hasn’t revealed how much the new handset will cost or when it will hit stores, though we expect those details to be announced soon.