Samsung officially announces the 6-inch Galaxy Mega 2
Samsung has officially announced its 6-inch Galaxy Mega 2 phablet, the competitively priced bumper device boasting mid-range internal specs. The handset was actually available already in Thailand and Malaysia since last month. However, it has taken Samsung until now to acknowledge its existence and list it on its official Thai website.
The device follows Samsung’s two original Mega smartphones which were first showed off nearly a year and a half ago, one with a 5.8-inch display and another with a 6.3-inch display. The new model comes with a screen that sits perfectly in the middle of the first two size-wise, although the resolution remains the same as the 6.3-inch device, which was also the bullet stopping handset which saved a man’s life not so long ago.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 comes with a mediocre 720p display, and is powered by a quad-core Exynos 4415 CPU with 1.5GB of RAM. It features a 8MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front shooter, LTE connectivity, dual-SIM support, 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD and a 2800mAh battery. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz on top and is available in both black and white.
Software wise, the handset offers most of Samsung’s latest features which include Ultra Power Saving Mode, and a one-handed operation mode which will be useful on a screen this large. The Mega 2 is certainly a cheap but solid phablet, currently priced around $400 (£250). Even though availability outside the Asian market is unknown at this point, speculation is that it will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors and will be widely available globally in coming months.