Meet the 6-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

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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Galaxy Mega 2
  • Display 6.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh

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35 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

S600 Cpu is better. Who and why would anyone want to buy this? For extra your even better with the Note2.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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?

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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

5. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Or the Lg G3

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3250; Member since: Nov 15, 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

32. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

than craap competitors.

23. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

24. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They should've used this chip in the S5 mini

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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!

7. Siapaya

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

this is s5 with larger screen, lolz

9. cao1004

Posts: 4; Member since: May 10, 2014

actually it's more similar to s4

31. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

No, this is a Nexus 7 with a radio.

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

11. Mrmark

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Not true!

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

21. skyline88

Posts: 696; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

29. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 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.

33. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

10. Mrmark

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 26, 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 !

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Just too many to have any appreciated.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not impressive. Pass.

18. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

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

25. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Or the Xperia T2 Ultra.

34. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

19. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

22. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

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

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