All eyes are on the Galaxy Note 4 headed for IFA 2014 next week, but there is another big boy that might also be in town at the same time. The less gigantic Galaxy Mega 2 isn’t out yet, but the guys over at DroidSans have managed to get their hands on one and are now giving the rest of the world a sneak peak at Samsung’s extra large phablet.
The Galaxy Mega 2 with its 6.0-inch display sits cozily in between the 5.8-inch and the 6.3-inch Galaxy Megas. This means that while it is still too big for one-handed use, it isn’t as obnoxious as the largest phablets-almost-tablets in the market today. That display also boasts of Super AMOLED and a resolution of 1280×720, so at least it isn’t lacking too much in that area. And fortunately, Samsung has endowed it with its multi-window feature to take advantage of the extra space available.
This phablet won’t be a powerhouse, but it won’t be an underdog either. It is said to house an Exynos 4415, a quad-core Samsung chip running at 1.4 GHz. There 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage space, of which only 11 GB is really available to the user, most likely thanks to bloatware. There’s an 8 megapixel shooter at the back, complete with Auto Focus and LED flash. On the front, you have 2.1 megapixels. The battery is marked at 2,800 mAh.
In terms of design, the Galaxy Mega 2 resembles more closely the Galaxy Note 3, with its faux leather back cover with stitches, rather than the Galaxy S5‘s perforated pattern. And like the Galaxy Note 3, the edges are silver-coated plastic. This smartphone is slated to launch sometime next month. DroidSans puts the price tag at 14,500 THB, which is around $455 in the US.