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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 previewed ahead of official announcement

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 previewed ahead of official announcement
Although Samsung has yet to officially announce the Galaxy Mega 2, it looks like some retailers have already started selling the device in Malaysia and Thailand. Thus, it didn’t take long for a preview of the new Galaxy to show up.

Droid Sans (a Thai website) is the one that previewed the Galaxy Mega 2, allowing us to take a better look at the extra-large device. As we reported earlier this month, the Mega 2 is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3. Size-wise, the new handset sits between the two older models, sporting a 6-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels.

Running Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the Mega 2 offers mid-range features, including LTE, a quad-core Exynos 4415 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM, expandable internal memory, and a 2800 mAh removable battery. It appears that the Mega 2 variant that’s been previewed in Thailand features an 8 MP rear camera, though the Chinese version of the handset may come with a 13 MP shooter. In any case, the camera seems to produce pretty good photos - you can see samples below.

The Galaxy Mega 2 reportedly costs around $425, and it should be available in more markets soon, coming in two color versions: black and white. Well, we’re waiting to get our own hands on the handset for a full review. Until then, feel free to check out the Mega 2 in the slideshow below.


source: Droid Sans (translated) via GSM Arena

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posted on 27 Aug 2014, 10:39 3

1. umarmughal (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


wow.. exynos.. 720p res.. gr8 ram.. gonaa rock for sure..

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 10:52 8

3. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


not for 420$....

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 22:15

12. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 523; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I owned the Mega 6.3, used it like a small tablet and I prefered this form factor over my 7.9" iPad mini, was hoping Samsung would release an larger upgraded version, but alas this isn't what I was hoping for. Screen is smaller, battery is smaller, res remains the same, RAM remains the same. Samsung if you released a Mega 6.5 I'd buy it, guess I'll just have to go with a Sony Z Ultra instead.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 10:39 4

2. Ninetysix (Posts: 2340; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


http://tinyurl.com/owqzl7a

SOOOON!!!!

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:07 3

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4813; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol Yeah & I bet Apple will do it first, since they are going to come out with a 5.5 inch iPhone...

Just saying!

+1

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:50 2

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


LMFAO!

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 10:58

4. cR203 (Posts: 201; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


Not bad but not earth shattering either. If this phone came to verizon I would buy it just because. I had the first galaxy mega for like 2 months before I sold it. It wasn't a bad phone.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:36

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Pass!

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:37 3

7. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1034; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Good luck to compete devices from PA's monsters from Asia list.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 11:57

9. wreis (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Nice opition but i keep my T2Ultra.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 13:19

10. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Your SONY Xperia T2 is better than this Galaxy Mega 2, in my own opinion.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 15:01

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


Nice. It looks like an AMOLED display. Just need a larger battery and its all set.

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 00:09

13. ColinW (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


My wife has the 6.3 and for the price it is a great phone, reviews I have read do not do it justice, one has to remember this is not a top-end smartphone. I would have hoped the Mega 2 was 6.3-6.5" with an improved quality screen going down to 6" is a mistake should have a 6" and 6.5".

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 01:30

14. JMartin22 (Posts: 1937; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Unless they've made it sickly thin, I don't know why they can't fit a 3,500 mAh high capacity battery at least

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