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Meet the 6-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

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Meet the 6-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega 2
Samsung is getting ready to launch a successor to the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 from last year: a new device that should be called Galaxy Mega 2. While we heard about it several times before, it’s only now that we get to see what the handset looks like, as we discovered it in the database of China’s Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center, alongside most of its specs.

The Mega 2 that showed up in China carries the model number SM-G7508Q, and supports the country’s TD-LTE standard - so it will likely be released by China Mobile soon. Even so, we expect the international version of the device to be similar to the SM-G7508Q.

We previously reported that the new Mega would feature a 5.9-inch display. In fact, its screen is a 5.98-inch one (with 720 x 1280 pixels), thus Samsung will almost certainly advertise the handset as a 6-inch one. Having a display (and a name) like that, the Galaxy Mega 2 is obviously a very large device, measuring 163.6 x 84.9 x 8.6 mm.

The Mega 2 is powered by a 64-bit capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. Other features include Android 4.4 KitKat, a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 13 MP rear camera with flash, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, and microSD card support.

Last month, a Galaxy Mega 2 SM-G750A visited the FCC, so we’re expecting Samsung to launch the giant smartphone in the US at some point. We still don’t know when the Mega 2 is going to be officially announced, though we assume that it will happen soon. We will let you know when more details about this are available.

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posted on 12 Aug 2014, 21:24 4

1. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


S600 Cpu is better.

Who and why would anyone want to buy this? For extra your even better with the Note2.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 21:28

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I am not sure why there is such low usage of the SD600. Perhaps the OEM cost of a SD800 is the same as for the SD600?

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 22:31 1

12. Planterz (Posts: 1999; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


It's been a while since I've seen a new device using the 600. It could be that it's not available anymore.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 21:28 1

4. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


People wanting a cheap 6" phone, to compete with Nokia's 1320.

I guess.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 21:29

5. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Or the Lg G3

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 23:43

20. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


china already have many great phone with 6inch display, samsung should think before launching lowly specd phone... I am sure the price will be higher then chinese competitors

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 14:13

32. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


than craap competitors.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 01:37

23. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


SD600 is probably obselete. Its about time they started using the SD610.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 01:39

24. UglyFrank (Posts: 1553; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


They should've used this chip in the S5 mini

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 21:27 1

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


It'll be interesting to see how well the SD410 performs in real world usage compared to the SD400.

If the SD410 ends up being a decent chip, hopefully Qualcomm will phase the SD400 out of the mid-range and into low-end devices.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 22:38 1

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4270; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The 410 in a level playing field is fairly more powerful the 400, just because of the performance boost from Cortex A7 to A53. Then there's the marginal benefit from 64 bit, which really makes it a substantial upgrade from the 400. Not sure about the GPU, though. Just going by the product name, (real scientific stuff here) the bump from Adreno 305 to 306 doesn't seem huge.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 21:32 5

6. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Another troll device from Samsung that isn't really an upgrade from the Mega.

Not even a SD600....smh

Keep it up Samsung, and keep on losing your customers!

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 21:34 1

7. Siapaya (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


this is s5 with larger screen, lolz

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 22:08

9. cao1004 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 May 2014)


actually it's more similar to s4

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 12:21

31. JunitoNH (Posts: 1586; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


No, this is a Nexus 7 with a radio.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 22:03 6

8. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


720p on a 6" panel is very poor even for a mid-range phone...

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 22:23 3

11. Mrmark (Posts: 262; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


Not true!

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 22:34 4

13. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


240ppi. That is just not acceptable on a mid-range phone in 2014...

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 22:42 6

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4270; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


True. 720p on a 5.5" display like the Note 2 or Desire 816 was pushing it, but a 6" display just makes it extra bad. That's why I think mid range phablets are a bad idea, devices like that have neither the price point nor the GPU power to accommodate a 1080p display. Makes them really underwhelming.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 00:50

21. skyline88 (Posts: 437; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


dont think any potential customer wanting to buy a mid-range phone will even look at the ppi, let alone have much concern about it.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 09:44 1

29. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)


my friends 6.3" mega looks pretty good at normal face>device range honestly I was surprised. Yeah you can see pixels if you look for them but for the average consumer I doubt they'd even bat an eye.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 14:18

33. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


it's more like 250 .. anyways, my friend has the Mega 6.3 and the screen is awesome, much better than the note 2 ...and fhd would've needed a bigger battery and a more powerful cpu which would've made the device really expensive .. you're complaining about HD on a 6 inch device, wait till you see sony are planning 480p on a 6.1 inch device. that would be terrible.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 22:22 1

10. Mrmark (Posts: 262; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


Simply amazing ... I don't know about y'all but why are people crying over specs and specs now being considered what means flagship or not ... Cell phones have come a long way and what matter most to me is the experience . Speed of device is not so noticeable at this point. Maybe two years from now we will see a difference but come on y'all !

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 22:56 1

16. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Just too many to have any appreciated.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 23:03 2

17. joey_sfb (Posts: 5256; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Not impressive. Pass.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 23:06 4

18. Adrian38 (Posts: 142; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


You're better off going with the Huawei Ascend Mate 2.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 01:46 2

25. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Or the Xperia T2 Ultra.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 14:19

34. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


No. I'd better stay away from chinese companies thanks

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 23:14 2

19. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


If price is low, then its perfect. It kinda looks like oversized S4. At least both the cameras really good!

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 01:08 1

22. SemiFinal (Posts: 116; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


The success of this phone depends on the pricing. 250-300 sounds perfect, I might even get it at that price

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 04:18

27. hurrycanger (Posts: 1553; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


$250 is too good to be true. I find even $300 is reasonable enough.
I guess Samsung will price it around $350-$400 though.

And... if it happens to be $450 or more, it's a No for me.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 03:21

26. supa_dupa (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Another fail...

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 06:49

28. razmahtaz001 (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 May 2013)


would be interested if it had atleast 16gb storage with full retail at 350.00 - 399.00, all other specs are pefect for what i'll be using it for, i really dont need the latest specs.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 11:59

30. OmarKS (Posts: 31; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


again with a dump body shape.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 23:24

35. ajsmsg78 (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


There is nothing mega about a 5.9" screen. I was hoping for at least a 6.5" 1080p screen. Who in their right mind would buy this? It's almost like my g flex which has a 6" screen.

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