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

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.

source: GFXBench



1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not impressive.

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

nothing impressive as compared to monsters coming out of china

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Screen resolution is still complete crap...

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

29. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

should have been atleast 1080p now

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

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

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Average, average, average. Sooooo average.

6. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

is there lte?

7. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The T2 ultra is more interesting imo

12. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 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. :)

13. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

This has the better SoC

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

22. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009,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.

30. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

9. Rager722 unregistered

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

10. ChandlerBing

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Even an iPhone 3GS is better than this garbage.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Could you BE anymore wrong?

24. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

14. kamejoko

Posts: 252; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

armv7 = 64bit?

15. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 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?

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Go away troll.

21. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013


28. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

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

20. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 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.

25. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

26. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

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

27. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Exactly why iPhones are popular.

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