Though there has been no formal announcement from Samsung regarding this newest phablet, apparently the Galaxy Mega 2 is now available in Malaysia through authorised reseller SenHeng. Unless they jumped the gun in advertising the smartphone’s availability, this indicates that they are the first country to have officially released the newest member of the Galaxy family.
Well, it seems more likely that there was some confusion in when the ad should be published, because as per the Samsung Malaysia website, there is still no listing for the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2. The ad was spotted in a local newspaper in Malaysia and on the SenHeng website and advertises that it is available for RM1,299 which is around $410. The ad was also offering a special deal if you use a Maybank credit card to buy the smartphone with their Easy Installment Plan. For comparison, the previously released Samsung Galaxy Mega was priced at RM1,599 or around $505, which makes Galaxy Mega 2 almost $100 cheaper.
In terms of specifications, the ad lists the phone as having a 6” HD TFT display, powered by a Quad Core 1.5GHZ processor and has an 8MP rear camera. It has 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which probably explains why the Galaxy Mega is more expensive, since it has 16GB. Previously leaked details about the Galaxy Mega 2 have shown different specs. The first leak from a TENAA certification showed it had 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, rear camera at 13MP and front camera at 5MP. The 2nd leaked specs had 1.5GHz quad-core Pega Pro, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP rear camera and 2.1MP front camera.
The Malaysian ad offers the Galaxy Mega 2 and two other Samsung smartphones for the Maybank instalment. You get 1 month free instalment on a 24 months duration, and will also get free dual car charger and a 10,000mAh power bank as well. We’ll be finding out in the next few days whether this was a legit offer or if they were not authorised to release the ad this early, since Samsung has not done any formal announcement yet.