28 August 2014

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 goes on sale before it's even announced

We were expecting Samsung to announce the Galaxy Mega 2 soon, possibly even at IFA 2014, but it hardly need bother now as the phone has already gone on sale in certain shops in Thailand and Malaysia.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

Thai website Droid Sans picked one up and spilled all the beans on what we can expect. The Galaxy Mega 2 has a 6.0-inch, 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED display, which size wise puts it between the two versions of the original Samsung Galaxy Mega, which came in 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch flavours.

It's every bit as mid-range as its predecessor, with a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4415 processor and 1.5GB of RAM. There's a 2800mAh battery and the Thai version comes with an 8MP camera, though apparently the upcoming Chinese version might get boosted to 13MP.

4G phablet

The Mega 2 supports 4G and NFC, runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and there's 16GB of built in storage along with a microSD card slot.

The actual design of the Galaxy Mega 2 shares more in common with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 than the original Galaxy Mega, as it has a faux-leather back. Droid Sans finishes by revealing that the handset sells for 14,500 Baht (around £280, $450, AU$485).

As for when it will be available, that's still unknown, hopefully we'll find out when Samsung announces it, as pointless as that now seems.

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