Samsung’s Galaxy Express was never a phone meant to steal the headlines, with its underwhelming hardware and all, but it sure didn’t help that the company botched its launch, rolling it out at first only for AT&T a year ago and following up with a Europe discharge only this past spring.
But apparently, Sammy is looking to make amends with folks on the old continent looking for a decently priced and equipped smaller than 5-incher, as the sequel for the Galaxy Express is starting today up for grabs in U.K.
There are no words on the Express 2 spreading its wings outside British shores anytime soon, but it wouldn’t make much sense for the phone to stay exclusive to just one country (and one carrier, Vodafone,) so stay tuned for updates.
From a technical standpoint, there’s not much to set the Express 2 apart from its predecessor, save maybe for an ever so slightly zippier 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and a little extra RAM (1.5 gigs, up from 1). Oh, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean too.
Other than that, the spec sheet is the same mixed bag of nuts, with a comfortably large but low-res 4.5-inch qHD screen, 8 GB of on-board storage (5 or so user available), 5 MP rear camera , 4G LTE speeds, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 2,100 mAh battery.
The biggest makeover comes in the design department, as the GExpress 2 no longer replicates GS3′s looks, but instead takes obvious, almost shameless cues from the S4. Which is not bad, don’t get me wrong, as folks on a budget can now feel apart of something big at long last.