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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 release date, price and specs: 5.9in or 7in phablet?

Chris Martin | July 8, 2014
Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 including release date, price and specs.

Last year Samsung launch the Galaxy Mega smartphone in two sizes so here's where we take a look at the rumoured release date, price and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2. See also: The best smartphones you can buy in 2014.

Samsung makes a lot of smartphones and the Galaxy Mega 2 is just one of the devices rumoured to launch this year. The Galaxy Note 4 is the most hotly anticipated now we have the Galaxy S5. Thought to be the 'SM-G7508', read on to find out everything there is to know about the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2: Release date

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2's release date is up in the air but it is rumoured that the firm will announce the device soon. It might not hold a specific event or press conference to make the announcement. So we could see it by the end of July but if we don't then it's likely to be unveiled at IFA 2014 in Berlin in September.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2: Price

We can only speculate on price for now but we expect the new Galaxy Mega 2 (whether it's one phone or multiple) to be pitched as a cheaper alternative to the big-screen Galaxy Note range. Our money is on a mid-range price tag so £300-400 on a SIM-free basis.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2: Specs

Hardware specifications for the Galaxy Mega 2 have been spotted on GFXBench 3.0, the app we use at PC Advisor for benchmarking the graphics capability of mobile devices.

The Galaxy Mega 2 is listed as featuring a 5.9in screen, in-between the two sizes of the original Mega (5.8in and 6.3in). The resolution matches that of the larger existing model at 720p HD - the smaller edition has a qHD resolution.

However, the leaked image for the Galaxy Mega 2 (top of page) supposedly has a tablet sized 7in screen.

GFXBench lists the processor as 1.2GHz quad-core quoting it as a Qualcomm (ARMv7) chip with 1.8GB of RAM (presumably will be listed as 2GB) and an Adreno 306 GPU. There's just 5.1GB of storage available so we assume the Galaxy Mega 2 has 8GB before pre-loaded software.

Speaking of software, the OS is Android 4.4.3 KitKat which is almost the latest version. The 12Mp rear facing camera shoots video in up to Full HD and features autofocus, face detection, a flash and touch focus. HDR has a red cross by it so looks to be missing. Meanwhile, the front camera is listed as 4.7Mp and also Full HD video.

Other hardware specs listed are an accelerometer, Bluetooth , a compass, GPS, a gyroscope, a light sensor, NFC, a proximity sensor and Wi-Fi.

 

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