The next Samsung phablet in the Galaxy Mega series is likely to make its debut in early September at IFA 2014 trade fair. The South Korean company has quite a few smartphones to unveil next month, including the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Alpha, and most likely, the Galaxy Mega 2.
The latter has already been spotted in benchmarks as early as later June, but there have been no pictures of the smartphones in the wild until today. The folks over at Phonearena have just spotted the Samsung SM-G7508Q in China where it has received TENAA’s approval.
The Chinese regulatory commission has given green light to the Galaxy Mega 2, which means the phablet may be officially unveiled in early September along with the other devices mentioned earlier.
Unlike Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3, the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 will boast a 6-inch HD (720p) capacitive touchscreen display. We previously reported the phone features a 5.9-inch display, but the handset has been listed with a 5.98-inch screen, so it will be larger than the former and smaller than the latter.
Furthermore, the handset measures 163.6 x 84.9 x 8.6mm, which obviously puts it in the phablet category. So, for those who prefer phablets and can’t afford to purchase the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Mega 2 may prove to be a decent surrogate.
When it comes to hardware, nothing seems to have changed, which means the Galaxy Mega 2 may still be the first Samsung smartphone to be equipped with a 64-bit processor.
The phablet will be packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset inside, which will feature a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, an Adreno 306 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
Even though the Galaxy Mega 2 has been confirmed to offer only 8GB of internal memory, users will be able to further expand storage up to 128GB via microSD card slot.
On the back, the phablet will boast an impressive 13-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while in the front it will sport a no less impressive 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.
The Chinese version of Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 also supports TD-LTE standard, but the international version is likely to come with LTE support as well. Other connectivity feature expected to be included in the Galaxy Mega 2 would be Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB and GPS with A-GPS support.