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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Debuts: Is It Good for Business?

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The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is a midrange smartphone that's large and powerful enough for true multitasking.

The Android handset sports a large 5.25-inch screen, as well as Samsung's signature Multi Window feature. That means business users can run two apps side by side to multitask on the go.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Grand 2 on Monday (Nov. 25), though specific details about pricing and availability are not yet available.

The device is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and includes 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded to as much as 64GB with a microSD card. Samsung says the phone's 2,600-mAh battery can deliver up to 17 hours of talk time or more than 10 hours of media playback time on a single charge.

The phone's 5.25-inch, 1,280 x 720-pixel display is smaller than the 5.7-inch screen on Samsung's megasized Galaxy Note 3, but it still offers much more screen real estate than the average smartphone. That's good for business users who need a large mobile screen for work but can't handle bulky phablets.

Like other Samsung smartphones, the Grand 2 supports Multi Window, a software feature that lets you run two Android apps at the same time in a split-screen view.

That means you can browse two websites at the same time, or compose an email while updating your business's Twitter feed. You won't find smartphone multitasking like this outside of Samsung's Galaxy line.

Like other Galaxy smartphones, the Grand 2 will ship with a variety of Samsung preinstalled software, including S Translator, which can translate spoken or written words into a variety of languages on the fly, and Samsung Link, which syncs your files so they are accessible from any Web-connected device.

Overall, the Grand 2's specifications don't match up to those offered by Samsung's top-tier Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3 devices, but the phone is expected to debut as an affordable, midsize alternative to those devices with a variety of business-friendly features.

Originally published on BusinessNewsDaily.

Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.