News by Luke Jones on Thursday August 21, 2014.
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Samsung will be launching a huge phablet at IFA, and we are not talking about the Galaxy Note 4 flagship. The Korean company will be busy at the Berlin based trade show and will also be showing off the sequel to its biggest phone ever when it launches the Galaxy Mega 2. The handset is due to be launched during the company September 3rd press event to unveil the Note 4, but will of course play second fiddle to the flagship Note 4.When the original Galaxy Mega arrived last year it was a shocking device. For a start it was monstrous (6.3-inches for the large version), comfortably Samsung's biggest smartphone ever, a response to huge phablets from Sony and HTC from the company that started the niche in the first place. However the Mega was also a little on the expensive side considering it actually had some middle of the road specs and lacked the S Pen found on Samsung's Note products. In some ways the original Mega is a good product to show why demand in Samsung?s handsets has fallen. It was simply too expensive for what was on offer despite being very niche, but I am intrigued by the Galaxy Mega 2 because Samsung has promised to deliver more quality at more affordable price tags. That means the new Mega could either be expensive again but with hardware to match, or can be averagely spec'd again, but with a reasonable price. Either way I would be happy, so get it right this time Samsung. As for specs, the new Mega 2 is reported to be landing with a huge 6-inch screen with 720p resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.5GHz and paired with 1.5GB of RAM, and 2,800mAh battery. Around the back there will be an 8 megapixel camera, while a 2.1 megapixel lens will serve as a front facer. The phablet will run Android 4.4. KitKat and will come with 16GB of internal storage, expandable as is usually the case with Samsung smartphones. All in all it seems that the Galaxy Mega 2 will be another mid-range effort, which is fine if the price reflects that. The device will launch alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and a rumoured new Galaxy gear smart watch at IFA early next month.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at Glamorgan University before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news.