The process of bringing a new phone to the market usually goes like this – first a manufacturer gets an idea about a new handset. Then, resourceful fans find a way to learn some bits and pieces regarding the device which then hit the rumor mill often even before production begins. After a while the phone in question is announced and then becomes available for purchase. Sometimes, however, the last two steps are reversed, like in the case of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 which has just been listed by the company on one of its official websites.
6-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Phablet
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is a successor to last year’s Mega lineup. Rumors mentioning the phone have been popping up on and off since early July so we have been expecting its arrival. The phablet is a mid-ranger at best so it’s not surprising that Samsung chose to make the device official simply by listing it on its website rather than during a special event. What is unusual is that the Mega 2 has been on sale in Thailand and Malaysia since last month and only today Samsung unveiled it on its Thai website.
With a 6-inch 720p display, the Galaxy Mega 2 sits right in between last year’s Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3. Measuring 163.6 x 84.9 x 8.6 mm, the Mega 2 is noticeably bigger than the Galaxy Note 4 which is huge. The phablet is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, most likely an Exynos 4415 unit, paired with 1.5 GB of RAM and also offers LTE connectivity, 16 GB of expandable storage, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video capture, as well as 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat and apparently comes with Samsung’s latest software features such as Ultra Power Saving Mode, and One-handed operation mode.
So far Samsung hasn’t revealed any plans to release the Galaxy Mega 2 outside of Asia. However, if you think that this phone could be a great choice for you, don’t lose hope just yet. Last year’s models were on sale worldwide and there is no reason to suspect that the Mega 2 won’t arrive in North America and Europe at a later date. We’ll keep you posted so check back with us often.