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Samsung's 5.9-inch Galaxy Mega 2 may have visited the FCC

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Samsung's 5.9-inch Galaxy Mega 2 may have visited the FCC
Earlier this month, we heard that Samsung may be preparing the release of a Galaxy Mega 2 (model number SM-G7508) as the the successor to last year’s Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 (pictured on the left). 

Now, we have reasons to believe that the Mega 2 was just approved by the FCC as the SM-G750A (this model number is obviously a variation of SM-G7508).

Details about the SM-G750A first showed up in March, though back then it was believed that this would be a Galaxy S5 mini variant. Well, this is definitely not a mini phone: thanks to the FCC, we know that the SM-G750A measures 164.4 x 85 mm - thus being a bit larger than the Galaxy Mega 5.8, but smaller than the Galaxy Mega 6.3. A handset this size can perfectly host the rumored 5.9-inch display of the Mega 2.

While the FCC allows is to see that the SM-G750A comes with LTE, NFC and Wi-Fi, there’s little else that the Commission is revealing. Anyway, if previous rumors are to be believed, the Mega 2 should feature a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 12MP rear camera.

The existence of the SM-G750A is confirmed by Samsung via a UA Profile that’s available on its website. This shows that that the device features a 720p display and Android 4.4 KitKat. All in all, in looks like the Galaxy Mega 2 will be a huge mid-end handset. We’ll let you know when more details about it are available.


sources: FCC, Samsung (.xml file)

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posted on 24 Jul 2014, 21:27

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


5mp front facing camera? Sound nice. I hope the software is good, too. The front camera on the Mega 6.3 (AT&T) was not so good in low light. In the viewfinder, it looks great, but then it turns out pretty bad in the photo.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 21:33 3

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


C'mon Samsung, why no 1080p display? On a 5.9" phone in 2014, 1080p is an absolute must, even if it's mid-range...

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 21:42 5

4. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


What more do you expect from a mid-ranger that has
1. 64bit processor
2. 5MP FRONT facing camera
3. 12MP Rear camera
4. 2GB RAM
And 720p display is enough. If it had a 1080p this would be a high end device for SAMSUNG.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 21:50 1

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


None of that matters if the display looks like crap...

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 22:08 4

7. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


My 800p 10.1 Tab 2 still looks perfectly fine. I'm sure a 5.9 720p display will not be a problem.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 00:19 2

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


Believe me, it won't.
It will not be as sharp as 1080p. But "like crap"? No.
I personally find it fine for a mid-ranger.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 22:34

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


64 bit processor don't mean shzt.

Name one App in the Playstore that utilizes (and benefits from ) a 64-bit architecture.

By the time 64 bit Apps storm the market, there will be already SoC's that are plenty times better than the SnapDragon 410

64-bit doesn't equate to being future-proof

SAMSUNG could've put a low-cost 1080p panel in there, 720p on a 6-inch phone is not a pretty experience

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 01:47

13. Suo.Eno (Posts: 475; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


"Name one App in the Playstore that utilizes (and benefits from ) a 64-bit architecture."
Wrong thing to harp about, start with RAM count instead. By the time Android L + ART are fully 64bit ready, even this Snapdragon 410 should benefit furthermore when we can expect external developments such as custom ROMs + kernels and if you're ragging about upcoming better SoCs already, why waste bytes of comment NOW o.O?

"720p on a 6-inch phone is not a pretty experience"

At least add some accuracy in it buddy, that's like saying all Macbook Air 11's screen aren't a pretty experience (hell even most 13-15.6" early gen Ultrabooks) because even those aren't FHD yet. Color accuracy, good contrast and brightness all are in the same equation not just resolution.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 02:03

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


You kinda missed my point

I will not get a 64 bit SoC just for the heck of it since it's still in its infancy, hence = Waste Of Money

I would just cling to whatever the best 32-bit cpu there is, then wait for a Year or so if 64-bit would actually make sense

You're comparing Apple to Oranges there.........720p on a 6 incher is pretty sucky, so......

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 21:58

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


i think HD display for compress price

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 00:59

11. hung2900 (Posts: 943; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


If it is 1080p nobody wants to buy the flagahip one.

Think twice. Ignorant and greedy cuatomer.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 12:51

16. Techy2020 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


I would only release a model with flagship in mind. There is too much competition and mid range products out there to be known for second rate NEW items.

It wasn't long ago, that nobody paid attention to Samsung electronics, due to their mediocre products. It was like, "Oh, you have a Samsung product... Was it free with purchase of a car wash? O_o "

Now that Samsung has stepped up their quality control, they are running with the big boys now.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 21:35

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


Blast. I was hoping for a large than 6.3" screen while retaining smaller bezels. An 1080p also on a 6"+ device.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 22:49

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 5258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Decent spec. Is it a super amoel screen? I prefer it for best contact and true black. Not to mention lower battery consumption.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 01:41

12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice specs Sammy and good to keep 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:26

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Prefer the note than this one.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 23:19

17. AlikMalix (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Not big enough....

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