Soon after launching the Galaxy Grand 2 in India on Monday (23 December), Samsung has begun taking the orders of the new smartphone on their official website.

The company says prospective buyers can pre-book the Galaxy Grand 2 by paying a down payment of ₹2,000 and expect the shipment of device to begin by 3 January. However, Samsung is still keeping the device's final price under wraps, which may hinder some price-conscious consumers from taking the leap. [if interested, buyers click here]

Samsung's Galaxy Grand 2 is the successor of the company's bestselling mid-range smartphone Galaxy Grand, which made its India debut in January this year. Apart from little bump in display size, the second generation Galaxy Grand handset also boasts of upgraded internal components.

It flaunts faux-leather stitching on the back similar to the one we see in the high-end phablet sibling Galaxy Note 3 and sports 5.25-inch HD (1280x720p) TFT display.

Galaxy Grand 2 runs on v4.3 Jelly Bean OS powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB RAM, 8GB (expandable up to 64GB) and a 2,600 mAh battery.

Other stipulated features include 8.0-megapixel camera (with LED flash & auto focus), 1.9-megapixel HD camera, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, GPS+GLONASS for navigation.

It also comes pre-loaded with value-added smart camera applications like Best Face, Best Photo, Continuous Shot, Story Album, Sound & Shot, S Translator, S Travel and other apps, which are seen on high-end Galaxy smartphones.   

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Grand 2:

Model Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (SM-G7102)
Display 5.25-inch HD TFT screen with 1280x720p resolutions
OS Android v4.3 Jelly Bean
Processor 1.2GHz quad-core processor
Storage space 8GB, expandable up to 64GB
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, Auto-focusFront: 1.9-megapixel HD camera
Network 3G
Battery 2,600 mAh
Add-ons Bluetooth v4.0, Dual-SIM, GPS+GLONASS, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), USB v2.0, 
Dimensions 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm
Weight 163 g
Colours White, Black and Pink
Price Expected to be around ₹22,900 to ₹24,900.