It seems as though Samsung plans to merge the two variations of the first-generation Galaxy Mega phablet line to come up with a single successor that’s large but not obscenely so. Yeah, I can’t believe we’re starting to deem 6-inch phones “normal” either.
But compared to the Mega 6.3, the Mega 2 6.0 is almost compact, measuring 163.6 mm in height, 84.9 mm in width and 8.6 mm thick, according to unusually detailed certification documents from China’s FCC-equivalent Tenaa agency.
The approval paperwork also reveals what the Mega 2 is all about under the hood, and let me tell you, you ain’t looking at a pushover. Granted, Qualcomm’s rookie 64-bit processing effort, the Snapdragon 410, has so far been spotted powering Android devices situated worryingly close to the very bottom of the totem pole.
Consequently, we were beginning to doubt the chip had as much spunk in it as the top-notch 64-bit architecture suggested. But now it’s crystal clear it’s way punchier than the Snapdragon 400, as Samsung intends to pair it with 2 whopping gigs of RAM inside the GMega 2.
Don’t let the superior memory count or top-shelf 13 MP rear-facing camera fool you though, the Galaxy Mega 2 should still fall under sensibly-priced phablets, as it settles for 720p screen resolution and 8 GB built-in storage space.
Software-wise, you get pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat (presumably, with an impending L update), while aesthetically, we seem to be dealing with a cross between the Galaxy S5 and Note 3, plastic build, faux leather back and all. I’d expect an announcement over the coming weeks, and global commercial launch in September.
Via [GSM Arena]