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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 specs leak: 5.9" display, 64-bit processor, and high-res cameras

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 specs leak: 5.9
If you thought there's no way Samsung would release a sequel to its Galaxy Mega line, on account of the fact that there's now a train full of handsets with screens bordering on the 6" size, you thought wrong. Regardless of the market glut, a list of specs popped up in the GFXBench database, inconspicuously titled "3D Graphics Performance of Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 (SM-G7508)."

The Mega 2 will apparently be a midranger, staged to battle the onslaught of 6" phablets from Lenovo, Huawei, and other known or unknown Chinese warriors. Starting off with the screen, it has thankfully shrunk in size to 5.9 inches, from the 6.3-inch original Mega, while retaining the 720x1280 pixels HD resolution. The processor is no less interesting, as the Mega 2 will sport Qualcomm's first 64-bit chipset, the Snapdragon 410 - a quad-core endeavor, clocked at 1.2 GHz, and with an Adreno 306 GPU. This makes the Mega 2 a prime candidate for upgrading to Android L, as then it will sport both a 64-bit mobile OS, and a 64-bit chipset that can take advantage of that fact. For now, it seems that the Mega 2 will ship with Android 4.4.3 KitKat out of the box, possibly sprinkled with some TouchWiz magic on top.

The rest of the specs are decent, too - we get 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of storage, of which apparently only 5.1 GB will be user-available. Interestingly enough, a 12 MP rear camera is listed for the back of the Mega 2, though this might just be the 4:3 format of Samsung's current 16 MP ISOCELL camera that is found in the Galaxy S5, read by the benchmark as a 12 MP mode. Another big surprise is the front-facing camera, which is listed as 4.7 MP, meaning that Samsung might be starting to bump up the resolution of its frontal shooters to appeal to the Asian market, where those cams are now 5 MP, 8 MP, and we've even seen some 13 MP front shooters here and there. The front-facing camera of the Mega 2 is capable of 1080p video recording, too. 

Do you like what you are hearing about the Mega 2 already? Now the only thing left is for some design clues to leak out, so that we can judge whether Samsung has managed to keep the size relatively compact - for a 6-incher, that is.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 specs leak: 5.9" display, 64-bit processor, and high-res cameras
source: GFXBench

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posted on 01 Jul 2014, 02:49 5

1. joey_sfb (Posts: 2883; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Not impressive.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 07:27 1

16. Ashoaib (Posts: 1909; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


nothing impressive as compared to monsters coming out of china

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 11:15 1

23. Doakie (Posts: 1236; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Ascend Mate 2 at $299 is the most impressive in this mid range phablet segment.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 03:02 5

2. fzacek (Posts: 1614; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Screen resolution is still complete crap...

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 03:42 8

8. tech2 (Posts: 2024; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Its not really a high-end phone. So ofcourse they won't put the same resolution as its flagship.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 16:34

29. fzacek (Posts: 1614; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


1080p on a 5.9" display seems pretty mid-end to me...

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 03:23 1

3. mayur007 (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


should have been atleast 1080p now

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 03:24 2

4. GreekGeek (Posts: 748; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Gawd, Samsung.... can't you at least put a low cost 1080p panel in there?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 03:26 2

5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1376; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Average, average, average. Sooooo average.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 03:26

6. roldxx (Posts: 40; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


is there lte?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 03:42 4

7. NotAGeek (Posts: 129; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


The T2 ultra is more interesting imo

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 04:37

12. rency0722 (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


If this Mega 2 will be IP67 certified, then that's the lost battle of T2 Ultra, but design-wise, T2 Ultra has the guts. :)

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 05:08 1

13. livyatan (Posts: 691; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


This has the better SoC

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 07:29 1

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 1909; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


huawei mediapad x1 is a killer phone... t ultra, z ultra or any mega, omega whatever are kids....

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 11:14

22. Doakie (Posts: 1236; Member since: 06 May 2009)


http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Samsung-Galaxy-Mega-2,Sony-Xperia-T2-Ultra,Huawei-Ascend-Mate-2-4G/phones/8743,8312,8282

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is better overall. Higher res FFC, faster processor, more ram, twice the internal storage, bigger battery, better price at $299.

Don't forget it's screen on uptime is insane with that huge battery. Check it out.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8031/huawei-ascend-mate-2-review/2

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 12:26

30. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


T2 ultra drawback is 1GB memory. Otherwise it's a great device.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 03:54

9. Rager722 (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


I really like the layout you used to display all of the features.. Use that more please.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 04:11

10. ChandlerBing (Posts: 35; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Even an iPhone 3GS is better than this garbage.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 04:33 6

11. UglyFrank (Posts: 377; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Could you BE anymore wrong?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 11:17 2

24. Doakie (Posts: 1236; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I really wish there was a Report button for being stupid.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 08:39 3

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8174; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You dense fanboy. There's no hope in saving you

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 05:56

14. kamejoko (Posts: 108; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


armv7 = 64bit?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 07:14 2

15. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


What about the specs of the Mega 2 Prime, the Mega 2 Lite, the Mega 2 Neo & the Mega 2 Mini? Surely Samsung isn't releasing just this one model of the Mega 2 line?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 08:38 2

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8174; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Go away troll.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 10:35

21. Zeeya (Posts: 192; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


:))))

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:41

28. Zeeya (Posts: 192; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Still funny! X) haha but he is so true..

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 10:08

20. isprobi (Posts: 197; Member since: 30 May 2011)


I am not obsessed with specs but most of this is less than acceptable in today's world. So I guess I better make my Sony Xperia Z Ultra last a bit longer.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 11:22 2

25. Doakie (Posts: 1236; Member since: 06 May 2009)


But you are obsessed with specs. Your average buyer who just wants a larger screen will be fine with these specs. "Today's world" barely includes anyone who reads Phone Arena. We're the die hard fans and we probably make up less than 1% of the smartphone buying populace. Smartphones are a big deal in our tiny bubble but there are 7 billion people on this planet and most couldn't give a crap about specs.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:22 1

26. isprobi (Posts: 197; Member since: 30 May 2011)


But why put in a 64 bit processor and skimp on everything else?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 13:26 1

27. Neo_Huang (Posts: 370; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Exactly why iPhones are popular.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 12:27

31. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Great device, but I think samsung going to ruin the price/performance ratio of this device. This device will be great if it's in US$ 300-400 price range.

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 04:54

32. cat5fan (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


If you're going to continue the MEGA line at least keep the same screen size 6.3".

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