Samsung's LTE Galaxy Express 2 launches on Vodafone UK tomorrow

Samsung's on a mission... to make a Galaxy phone for everyone. If you're in the UK, and fancy a mid-range slice-of-Sam, then maybe the Galaxy Express 2 is the right fit for you? Exclusive to Vodafone stores at launch (more retailers to follow,) the Express 2 has a fairly sizeable 4.5-inch (qHD) display, comes with Android 4.2/JellyBean, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 8GB onboard memory (expandable by a further 64GB via SD card) and 5-megapixel camera. The LTE phone comes with all the regular software trappings we've come to know and love/not mind from Samsung, such as S Travel, S Translator and Story Album. There will be two color options when it launches with Vodafone tomorrow (Ceramic White, and Rigel Blue,) the latter being exclusive to the UK's "big red." Clearly this aims to mop up all the Galaxy S4 Mini customers that wanted a slightly larger screen, in exchange for a worse camera. No word on price though, we'll update the news once we find out.

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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.

Network

LTE (800,900,1800,2600) HSPA+, EDGE/GPRS
Processor

1.7GHz Dual Core processor
Display

4.5" qHD PLS TFT

OS

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera
5MP AF with Flash + VGA front facing

Video
MP4(Video: H.264 Audio: AAC LC)
Recording HD@30fps / Playing FHD@30fps

Audio
AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Services & Additional Features

Smart Stay, Group Play, Motion UX, S Travel, StoryAlbum, S Translator Connectivity

BT4.0, USB2.0

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

MicroUSB
NFC Sensor

Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Proximity Sensor Memory*

1.5GB RAM, 8GB ROM, MicroSD card slot (up to 64GB)

GPS/GLONASS

Dimension
132.43 x 65.75 x 9.8

Battery 2100mAh