Somebody stop Samsung! They’ve officially gone mad, with the subtle tweaking of existing hardware and mobile market flooding. They’re not only working on yet another Galaxy S4 edition when the S5 is almost out, but a Galaxy Mega 5.8 doppelganger has earlier today debuted in China.
Wait, did I say doppelganger? I meant identical twin. As in rocking the exact same exterior, with twin product dimensions (162.6 x 82.4 x 9 mm), and nearly interchangeable specs. The sole two differences I can spot at first glance?
While the standard Mega packs a dual-core 1.4 GHz Broadcom chip, this new Mega Plus has a quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU humming beneath the hood. Also a Broadcom, or maybe a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon, say, of the 400 line? No idea, though either way, it should up the performance ante a little.
That was one subtle distinction, and the other is even harder to notice if you’re not looking in the right direction. The Mega Plus, as most mid-rangers targeted at emerging markets, is able to accommodate two SIM cards at once.
Everything else? The same. 5.8-inch 960 x 540 pix res display (ew), 1.5 GB RAM, pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 2,600 mAh battery, 8 MP/2 MP cameras, it’s all there. So it’s hardly a “Plus” now, isn’t it, Sammy? Well, at least the big guy is unlikely to ever land on the Western hemisphere and muddy the waters further.