While nowhere near as revolutionary as high-end Galaxy Notes or members of the S family, first-generation Samsung Galaxy Megas basically started a trend of their own, creating the right environment for an unexpected rise of mid-range, budget-friendly phablets.
Which made the delays of their sequel(s) that much harder to explain, especially as HTC and LG continued to boost their presence in the newly formed market niche. Right now, the Mega 5.8 and 6.3 are roughly 16 months old, a timeframe that in different circumstances could have bowed not one, but two follow-ups.
What’s even odder is, despite what we thought we knew, it appears Megas only proved mildly popular, warranting the merging of the two original models for their one and only long overdue sequel. Enter the 6-inch Mega 2, reportedly headed for Asian territories with a low-power 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chip inside the hood, and on European turf powered by a mysterious quad-core Exynos 4415.
Wait, that doesn’t sound right. Usually, Exynos variations of Galaxy phones land in markets like China and Korea first, and Snapdragon models get “international” commercial runs. Something’s clearly different this time around, although we still anticipate the States to score the Snapdragon-based Mega 2.
As for the Exynos 4415, the designation isn’t awfully promising, as it suggests a minor, incremental upgrade from the 4412 inside the 2012 Galaxy S3. Unless this whole “scoop” is wrong, and the Galaxy Mega 2 ends up packing an Exynos 5 Series CPU, as one would expect in this day and age.
There’s little doubt surrounding the rest of the big guy’s specs, so grab a pencil and take note: 2 GB RAM, 720p AMOLED screen, 12 megapixel rear camera, 8 GB internal storage, microSD support, Android 4.4 KitKat with Magazine UX on top.
Via [Sam Mobile]