It seems to be a period of putting new wine in old wine skins for Samsung, especially for its low- to mid- range line. The latest to get an overhaul is one of the manufacturer’s largest smartphones, the Galaxy Mega 5.8.

Granted, it’s not exactly the largest, being eclipsed by its 6.3-inch sibling that we reviewed here. It’s also just 0.1-inch away from from the Galaxy Note 3 anyway. Still, with specs like a 5.8-inch 540×960 screen, a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, a strange 1.5 GB RAM, and a large 2600 mAh battery, the smaller Galaxy Mega straddles the fine line between phablet and small but low-end tablet.

The Galaxy Mega Plus attempts to bring the giant phablet to the current age, but only barely. In this rehash, Samsung replaces the processor with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. Rather unfortunately, it seems that the rest of the specs are all the same. You still have the 5.8-inch screen with the rather low 540×960 resolution and TFT technology, the same 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, and the same battery capacity. No word on RAM but, considering the rest of the specs, we wouldn’t be surprised if it remained the same. No word on Android version either but it wouldn’t be too much of a loss if it kept the same Android 4.2 as the original.

One other major change in the Galaxy Mega Plus is the addition of dual SIM support, which is perfect for the Chinese market where the smartphone is currently available. No word on whether Samsung has any plans on making it available outside, but there are probably very few who will hold their breath for it.

VIA: Sammy Hub