Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 specs leak: 5.9" display, 64-bit processor, and high-res cameras
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 01, 2014, 2:35 AM
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 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
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.
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posted on Jul 01, 2014, 2:49 AM 5
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nothing impressive as compared to monsters coming out of china
posted on Jul 01, 2014, 7:27 AM 1
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Screen resolution is still complete crap...
posted on Jul 01, 2014, 3:02 AM 5
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Its not really a high-end phone. So ofcourse they won't put the same resolution as its flagship.
posted on Jul 01, 2014, 3:42 AM 8
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The T2 ultra is more interesting imo
posted on Jul 01, 2014, 3:42 AM 4
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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.
posted on Jul 01, 2014, 11:14 AM 0
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Even an iPhone 3GS is better than this garbage.
posted on Jul 01, 2014, 4:11 AM 0
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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 Jul 01, 2014, 7:14 AM 2
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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 Jul 01, 2014, 10:08 AM 0
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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 Jul 01, 2014, 11:22 AM 2
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