Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 previewed ahead of official announcement

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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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(16h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. umarmughal

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

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

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

not for 420$....

12. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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.

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

LMFAO!

4. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 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.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Pass!

7. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

9. wreis

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nice opition but i keep my T2Ultra.

10. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

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

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

13. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 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".

14. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 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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