Samsung's 6-inch Galaxy Mega 2 launches on AT&T this week

Samsung's 6-inch Galaxy Mega 2 launches on AT&T this week
Released not long ago in a few Asian markets, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is officially coming to the US. AT&T today announced that it would sell the new Mega later this week, starting October 24.

AT&T will offer customers various ways to pay for the Mega 2. You can get the handset for $149.99 with a 2-year contract agreement, or for $474.99 outright. Moreover, the device is available for $19.80 per month with AT&T Next 18, and for $23.75 per month with AT&T Next 12.

Coming as the successor to last year’s 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega (which is now out of stock at AT&T), the Galaxy Mega 2 is slightly smaller, sporting a 6-inch 720p display. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI (including stuff like one-handed operation, dual window, Private Mode, and Ultra Power Saving mode). Other features: LTE connectivity, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, 2.1 MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable internal memory. The device is 0.34 inches (8.6 mm) thin, and comes with a 2800 mAh battery.

You can see AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 in action in the video that’s embedded in the slideshow below.


source: AT&T

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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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16 Comments

1. jgvillan

Posts: 5; Member since: May 29, 2014

I'll stick to my Note 2, thanks.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Too expensive for the mid-end specs it offers...

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Only thing it offers is the big screen... but at 6", not a lot of people would want that. For big screen, Noe 4 FTW.

4. android_hitman unregistered

2800 mAh battery. Good luck with that.

5. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You mean it's not "The Next Biggest Thing?" Samsung is becoming more like Sega in the 1990's every day....

6. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The Mega and it's mid-range offerings was very successful. Sure, we tech geeks know it isn't a world beater, but it is cheaper then the Note series, has the Samsung name, and is a huge screen option. This will sell well.

13. Naitto

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

samsung makes a phone for everyone, it's not like Apple you buy either this or that, and they both cost a a@@ ton of money

7. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

It is a senior citizen cell phone. 6" makes more sense than 6"3. I think 6" is the max for phablets. The thing is I prefer the 1080p 6" screen of the Nokia 1520 that is available at the same price. A senior citizen would not care between Android and Windows. THat is the phone at would give to grandma so she can read the screen. She ll mostly talk anyway,

16. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I don't know what kind of old people you hang out with, but none of the ones I know would want to lug around a giant phablet. Old people use phones to make phone calls, not many of them are watching movies and surfing the web.

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Interesting design, the stitching on the back doesn't make its way around the top and bottom of the devices' back. They should at least bump up the battery capacity, to make a long enduring beast. I'd take Mega 6.3 over this because of that, although not sure about Samsung's optimizations on this particular device. Looking good nonetheless, perfect size (if a bit small).

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

wtf ? note 2 wanna be? gtfo

10. hitmantb

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Huawei Mate 2 kills this, 4000 battery, $299 without contract. Samsung is stuck in a tough place. Make their low end products better and they lose even more high end customers.but until then Xiaomi/Huawei just destroy them in low end products. Note 4 off to a very cold launch. Sandwiched by Redmi at low end, 6+ at high end. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/10/12/3-reasons-samsungs-galaxy-note-4-wont-save-the-com.aspx

11. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Huawei Ascend Mate series ftw

12. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

i would definitely buy this if it came with note4 spec, my criticism for samsung is they should of launch a third note 4 at 6" screen. Oh well, i have jump on the sony xperia ultra but no flash for camera is giving the s##t. waiting now for either pantech secret note 2 or similar

14. orlandonic777

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Bad move samsung......who gonna pay 474.99 for this mediocre

15. orlandonic777

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I'll go for the huawei ascend mate2.......$300.00

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