News by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 02, 2014.
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Samsung has never been shy about launching a huge smartphone, after-all this is the company that unquestionably started the phablet trend with the Galaxy Note. However, the Galaxy Note 3 is big, but it is not THAT big, as companies like HTC, Nokia, Sony and more have bumped screen size. Samsung has a repost in the works for those who are building bigger (but not better) devices than the Note in the shape of the Galaxy Mega 2.The original Galaxy Mega bumped bezels with some of the biggest smartphones on the market thanks to its 6-inch plus screen. However, it is definitely a mid-range device that lacks the raw power and S Pen functionality that the Galaxy Note has. It arguably only matches the likes of the HTC One Max and Nokia Lumia 1520 in size too as both those rivals are more powerful. However, the original Mega was the best place to go for a more affordable phablet solution, especially on Android. Now the Mega 2 is in the works according to benchmark results found on the GFXBench website and it seems Samsung is upping some specs on the device, but still keeping enough hardware low key to make it a more affordable phablet handset. The Galaxy Mega 2 will apparently arrive with a 5.9-inch display (0.2 of an inch bigger than the Galaxy Note 3) that will have 720p resolution. Also on board will be a 64-bit Snapdragon processor paired with 2GB of RAM, a 12 megapixel camera at the rear, a 5 megapixel front facer, and Android 4.4.3. That will make the Mega 2 something of a mid-range beast, especially as it will be among the first Android phones to rock a 64-bit chipset. The processing power means that the Mega 2 will be able to take advantage of new software in the Android code and enjoy improved graphics and performance. We are now also sure that a 64-bit chipset will arrive in the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 if the lower end Mega is getting it. There are no launch or price details surrounding the device yet, but we suspect it will be priced in the top echelons of the middle tier market, crossing to flagship territory. The last Mega came with 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch (main image) variants, so we are assuming that will be the case this time around, with the Mega 2 coming with the aforementioned 5.9-inch panel and an as yet unknown 6+ inch display. source: BGR