Size does matter for Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 2

Samsung looks to be setting a course for full-on phablet territory with its next Galaxy Mega device

Samsung's pushing the boundaries in terms of mobile size: if you thought the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was massive, wait till you see what the company's got in store for you next – well, potentially.

According to leaked images through a FCC filing (first spotted by SamMobile), Samsung’s crafting up a Galaxy Mega 2. And if the rumours are true, it'll be its biggest handset to date. At a whopping 7in, this dinosaur of a phablet is the same size as a Nexus 7 – strictly tablet territory. 

It could be that the success and uptake of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Mega (which came in 6.3in and 5.8in versions) convinced Samsung that consumers would be interested in something even larger. Now, it’s possible that we’re mistaking the making of a tablet for a phablet, but there've been a few rumours that indicate otherwise.

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What will it look like?

Besides the fact that the FCC label categorised the device as a “mobile phone”, it apparently has three antennas along the bottom and upper-left corner. So one could possibly conclude you can make phone calls with it.   

There isn’t much spec information available yet, but another leak claims it will feature a 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core chip, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and an 8MP rear-facing camera. It will also most likely come with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as its operating system.

Considering that the display doesn’t sit on par with many of the other smartphones on the market, and keeping in mind that its OS is a generation behind the newest KitKat Android, it could be a handset that’s meant to be on the cheaper end.

Samsung is holding a press event on 12th June, so the Galaxy Mega 2 might rear its gigantic overgrown head then.

[Source: Business Insider, images from Ortud and Business Insider]

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