Samsung fans in the UK could soon purchase a new prepaid smartphone model from the company, the Galaxy Express 2. It is a 4G-capable device, sporting 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 4.5-inch qHD PLS TFT touchscreen display, 5Mp rear-facing camera paired with LED flash and 1.5GB of RAM. The VGA front-facing camera is available for quick self-shoot and it should allow for reasonably smooth video call sessions, due to its low resolution.
The camera on the back can record HD videos at 30 fps, with MP4 or H.264 format. The display and the hardware underneath it support 1080p video playback at 30fps. Wireless connectivity options include GPS/GLONASS, NFC, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. The microUSB 2.0 port is used for charging and quick data transfer with PC or Mac. At 9.8mm thick, the Express 2 is slim enough for a mid-range device and the 2100mAh battery is suitable for one day of moderate usage.
As usual, Samsung puts the good old TouchWiz UI on top of the stock Android OS, in this case the Jelly Bean 4.2. Users could benefit from a wide range of apps and services currently available on high-end Galaxy models, including the S Translator, StoryAlbum, Motion UX, Group Play and Smart Stay.
The Samsung Galaxy Express 2 is currently arriving at the Vodafone UK and other carriers should follow closely behind at a later date. The basic color option is “ceramic white”, while the additional “rigel blue” is available on for Vodafone subscribers.