News by Luke Jones on Monday October 20, 2014.
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While the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the phablet device getting all the attention, the company rolled out another large screened smartphone last month, the Galaxy Mega 2. The device landed as a little bit of a disappointment as it is not much of an improvement over the original Galaxy Mega, and it looks like being an expensive phone considering its humble specs.AT&T has confirmed today that it will be carrying the Galaxy Mega 2 in the US with the device available from October 24th. As expected, the Galaxy Mega 2 will not come cheap, with Ma Bell offering the handset for $475 outright or $150 on a two year service commitment. Other payment options include using the company?s Next program to pay $19.80 per month (24 months) or $23.75 a month for a shorter term (20 months).
In terms of performance, the Mega 2 gets a 1.5GHz quad core processor with 1.5GB of RAM, while Android 4.4 KitKat is running the show. Around the back there is an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, while on the front there is a 2.1 megapixel lens. There is 16GB of built in memory, a microSD card slot, 3200 mAh battery, and LTE connectivity. That is a slight processor upgrade on the original Galaxy Mega, but all the other specs are very much the same which means this is an upgrade more than a new device. The problem is, there is little reason to buy this handset if you already have the original model, and in fact this is more of a new screen variant to the range rather than a re-tooled experience. The Galaxy Mega 2 has reached Asia and is available now for around $400. There has been no confirmation on a launch in Europe and the US, but if the device does come it could have a different price. AT&T carried the original Mega, but I am wondering whether Samsung will keep this in Asia and let the first model stay a little longer in Western markets, considering there is so little between the handsets in terms of hardware.source: att
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