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Samsung's Galaxy Mega 2 will feature a 6", 720p display and a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 will soon be upon us; the device is scheduled to be unveiled on September 3 in Berlin. The Galaxy Note 4 is confirmed to include a 5.7” QHD display, although other hardware specs are a bit harder to come by at this time (but that will likely change as we approach its official launch).
 
We’re now learning, courtesy of Phone Arena, that a new Galaxy Mega 2 "phablet" is incoming, and it will feature a 6” display (actually 5.98”) with a screen resolution of 1280x720. The resolution definitely looks meager compared to the 1920x1080 resolution of the 5.1" Galaxy S5 and the 2560x1440 resolution of the 5.1" Galaxy S5 LTE-A.
 
The processor included within the Galaxy Mega 2 is also a bit on the low-end side, with a 64-bit, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor powering the device. Other features that round out the smartphone include a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and microSD expansion capabilities.

 
According to Phone Arena, the Galaxy Mega 2 already made an appearance on the FCC’s website, so we should expect to see it at some point in the near future to appeal to budget-minded consumers that care most about screen size.
 
It should be noted that the Galaxy Mega 2 isn’t even Samsung’s biggest phablet device: the Galaxy W holds that title with its 7” 720p display.

Source: Phone Arena



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Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Johnmcl7 on 8/13/2014 2:35:43 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know why the headline claims Samsung are going supersized as the Mega 2 is actually smaller than its predecessor as the original Mega had a 6.3in screen as opposed the new Mega's 6in screen. The specs are of little surprise as the original Mega was also budget orientated with a Snapdragon 400 platform, 8GB memory and 8MP camera.

I think it's the wrong way to go as a lot of demand for the super large phones seems to be from tech people who want decent hardware rather than a budget device - that sort of hardware makes sense for the likes of the mini Galaxy S devices.

John




RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By amanojaku on 8/13/2014 2:49:12 PM , Rating: 1
Well, the article DOES point out the Mega (old or new) isn't even the largest phone, so I don't see what you're getting at. And in another article a month ago it was pointed out that a larger screen was the #1 desired feature of ANY phone brand. So much so that people were leaving the iPhone for larger phones and loving the size. More people would benefit from a larger screen than from eight cores.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Johnmcl7 on 8/13/2014 3:01:19 PM , Rating: 3
I thought the point I was getting at was quite simple - the article repeatedly points out how Samsung are going larger, when in reality this time Samsung unusually have gone smaller. The article also claims surprise at the hardware comparing it to other Samsung devices which it's completely in line with the first Mega (which isn't referenced at all)


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Nortel on 8/13/2014 3:05:42 PM , Rating: 2
Actually Samsung has just about every size of phone known to mankind. Shotgun approach taken to the next level.

Saw a Korean girl on the subway with the Note 3 who couldn't actually use/hold it with one hand, her hands were not big enough. Didn't help it when you slap on a wallet flap cover and load it with all your credit cards...


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Doh! on 8/13/2014 3:19:03 PM , Rating: 2
If someone can operate a Note 3 only with one hand, he/she is a Sasquatch (Bigfoot).


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By retrospooty on 8/13/2014 3:23:16 PM , Rating: 2
It's beyond Nortel how people use phablets like that... But I will help - They use 2 hands.

Not really hard to grasp. 1 handed use is not a feature every cares about. Some people want a much larger screen and are perfectly happy and willing to sacrifice size and singel handed use. After all, 99.9% or more do have 2 hands.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Nortel on 8/13/14, Rating: -1
RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By retrospooty on 8/13/2014 4:16:11 PM , Rating: 2
Its hilarious... Literally every single post you make amazes me.

First off, I have a G3, and use it with 1 hand quite easily when needed.

For a Korean women, who likely has smaller hands, and a Note3, which is larger than a G3, they would use 2 to browse and do whatever on the screen, but not to talk on it FFS. Really are you picturing someone holding 2 hands up to their face on a call? LOL. Not to mention salot of people hardle ever use these things as phones to speak on. Your view is so narrow, it's like you cant see past your own little usage world to an entire planet of people with different needs than yourself.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Nortel on 8/13/14, Rating: -1
RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By retrospooty on 8/13/2014 4:40:21 PM , Rating: 2
"My view is so narrow, in my own world but you refuse to acknowledge that folks use their phones... to call people."

That isn't what I said. I said some people don't. Some dont call much and some don't care if its big. Some actually want it that big. Do you think people that buy large phone want small ones? FFS, there are 100's of models to choose from, if the lady wanted a Note 3, that is her business. How YOU use YOUR phone isn't her concern and how she uses her phone isnt your concern.

"Even trying to debate a 7 inch phone is laughable... "

I have never even seen or heard of a 7 inch phone. The phone in this article is 6 inches not 7. FWIW I agree, its too large for my taste, but if someone wants one, who are you (or I) to say otherwise.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Spuke on 8/13/2014 6:11:45 PM , Rating: 2
LMFAO @ Nortel vs Retro!!!!! You two crack me the f&*k up!


By retrospooty on 8/13/2014 10:28:40 PM , Rating: 2
You remember "sometimes there's just not enough rocks"?

I may have been wrong. There may have never been any rocks to being with.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By amanojaku on 8/13/2014 4:45:42 PM , Rating: 3
Um... You ever heard of speakerphone and bluetooth headsets? People who buy phones like these recognize the disadvantages and have solutions. Just like how people who buy small phones accept the fact that they have small screens. There is a phone for every size, so what's the problem?


By Banana Bandit on 8/14/2014 6:36:47 AM , Rating: 3
Shhh! Don't tell him that!

We are all laughing our asses off at his 19th century view of the world.


By ritualm on 8/13/2014 5:04:52 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
At this point it is completely non-pocketable, heavy, and cumbersome for a phone.

What sorts of clothes do you wear that forbid carrying a 6" phablet? Exercise more and put on some more weight buddy. Anorexia is NOT pretty once you get to the basics.


By jamescox on 8/15/2014 12:59:44 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Even trying to debate a 7 inch phone is laughable... A tablet with LTE is a completely different use case vs this huge thing. At this point it is completely non-pocketable, heavy, and cumbersome for a phone. If you wanted a 7 inch tablet, all the power to you but it is not a phone at that point, it is a tablet with a phone tacked on.


A tablet with LTE may be a different use case for you, but this is not necessarily true for everyone. Pocketable is not a concern for most women. Women's cloths have tiny pockets, if any at all. Many smart phones will fail the pocketable metric for them. For them the metric is whether or not it will fit in their handbag, not pocket, and is it light enough to be comfortable to carry in the bag. I know women who carry an iPad mini in their handbag, so a 6 inch "phone" is reasonable. I also see many more people using these devices as a speaker phone and/or with bluetooth headsets/ear buds. Arguing whether or not it is a "phone" is just semantics; the idea of a "telephone" has been outdated for a long time. While at home, I use my laptop with built in microphone to make calls using skype. Is it a "phone"?


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/13/2014 4:53:28 PM , Rating: 2
How, exactly, do you know she's "Korean".

Oh she had slanted eyes and small hands, well obviously she was Korean. /S

And did you walk up to her and call her stupid for owning a big phone and tell her she's not "big enough" for a Note 3?

Nah you probably just sat there like the little bi*ch you are. You're a big man on Daily Tech though.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By ritualm on 8/13/2014 5:14:11 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
How, exactly, do you know she's "Korean".

In the same way you can tell a Hispanic from a real Spainard, I can tell a Korean from a Chinese.

If you pay any attention to K[orean]-pop you'll notice one thing straight away. They love copious amounts of plastic surgery, to the point where they look like anime characters instead of real people.

A basement-dwelling troll like you isn't going to figure that out without a Google entry, though!


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/13/2014 7:27:19 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
A basement-dwelling troll like you isn't going to figure that out without a Google entry, though!
Ironic...


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By ritualm on 8/14/2014 12:47:54 PM , Rating: 2
Apparently you aren't too bright, either.

tonyswash puts his blinders on and you call him out for his bias.

Reclaimer77 puts his blinders on and you claim the rest of us are biased.

Hypocrite.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/14/2014 1:50:50 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Apparently you aren't too bright, either.
No idea what the fuck you are going on about. You call HIM a basement dwelling troll, as you troll him.

And second, dumbass, I didn't say shit about you being biased.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By ritualm on 8/14/2014 3:05:13 PM , Rating: 2
ITT: Cheesew1z69 with his panties in a bunch because he got blowback for his negativity.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/14/2014 3:23:02 PM , Rating: 1
Again, what in the fuck are you talking about? You honestly think I give a shit what "blowback" you think you are giving me? LOL!

I called you out for trolling. Nothing more.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By ritualm on 8/14/2014 3:40:57 PM , Rating: 2
You have serious anger management issues. Please seek help.


By Cheesew1z69 on 8/14/2014 4:50:16 PM , Rating: 2
You have idiot problems if you think I am angry.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/14/2014 3:22:18 PM , Rating: 1
Things I learned from Ritualm

1. Asians are split into two groups, Korean's and Chinese
2. Korean women have small hands, so logically they buy phones too big for them. Cause, you know, that makes a lot of sense.

3. Korean women all get copious amounts of plastic surgery. Stereotypes are fun.

4. Ritualm is a dumb fuck.


RE: Actually Samsung are going smaller...
By ritualm on 8/14/2014 3:46:54 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
1. Asians are split into two groups, Korean's and Chinese

That is so wrong it's funny - in a pathetic way.
quote:
2. Korean women have small hands, so logically they buy phones too big for them. Cause, you know, that makes a lot of sense.

Wrong again, and that's not even the reason they buy these.

Koreans buy Samsung/LG/Pantech because they want to be patriotic. It's not even about company loyalty or fanboyism here.
quote:
3. Korean women all get copious amounts of plastic surgery. Stereotypes are fun.

That's not what I said. Another classic textbook example of Reclaimer77 putting his words in other people's mouths.
quote:
4. *insult*

Your day job involves incessantly cheerleading for Google/Samsung/Android, even on articles where none of the three are explicitly mentioned.


By Reclaimer77 on 8/14/2014 4:06:21 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah my day job is to work for Samsung, which totally explains why my company issued me an iPhone for work lol.

quote:
Koreans buy Samsung/LG/Pantech because they want to be patriotic.


It's funny that you can't seem to make an argument without resorting to race-based stereotypes. And they call ME the bigot here lol.

So she's "patriotic" and that explains why she supposedly bought a phone "too big" for her? Samsung, and others, DO make smaller phones fyi.

quote:

That's not what I said.


Yeah you did. Own it.

Anyone with half a brain would have left this alone. But in a pathetic attempt to troll me, you jumped on the stupid-grenade and got blown to hell.


By Banana Bandit on 8/14/2014 6:44:46 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
And did you walk up to her and call her stupid for owning a big phone and tell her she's not "big enough" for a Note 3? Nah you probably just sat there like the little bi*ch you are. You're a big man on Daily Tech though.


Oh Nortel wouldn't do that. She would have kicked his ass up & down the subway car just for being stupid. Little asian girls can be so cruel to stupid people!


By amanojaku on 8/13/2014 4:06:04 PM , Rating: 2
It was a short piece that was about as objective as it gets. You're correct in that the phone is smaller than it's predecessor, but you're taking what he said out of context. He barely mentioned it's size (you can count it on one hand) and he never expressed surprise in its specs. He said it's a large-screen phone for budget users. Don't put words in the author's article.


By artemicion on 8/13/2014 3:25:28 PM , Rating: 2
Small nitpick, but I wish Samsung would use a more organized naming convention for their various brands, like:
Galaxy Mini (small budget phone)
Galaxy Mini Plus or S or whatever (small high end phone)

Galaxy S5 (medium budget phone)
Galaxy S5 Plus or S or whatever (medium high end phone)

Galaxy Note (large budget phone)
Galaxy Note Plus or S or whatever (large high end phone)

Seems like it'd require so much less effort to differentiate the brands if they followed a more sensical naming convention. Tired of having to do research just to figure out which brand fits the class of phone I'm looking for for every manufacturer.




By Nortel on 8/13/2014 3:51:29 PM , Rating: 2
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
Samsung Galaxy S4 active

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 active
Samsung Galaxy S5 sport

Samsung Galaxy Mega

Samsung Galaxy Avant

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy W

There are many, many more phones that they currently sell. The lineup is HUGE.


By artemicion on 8/13/2014 8:35:06 PM , Rating: 2
Based on names alone, I have no idea what the difference between S5 active and S5 sport. Nor the difference between the Note 3 and the Mega. No clue about the Avant, Alpha or W.

Like I said, it's a small nitpick since it takes a 5 min. trip to Wikipedia to sort it all out, but if regular people supposedly struggle with differentiating the "Wii U" from the "Wii," maybe it'd be prudent to adopt a more self explanatory naming convention?


By retrospooty on 8/13/2014 11:12:54 PM , Rating: 2
OK, now I am perplexed... Consistently, almost every single post you make, going back years now is wrought full of hilariously obvious errors and ridiculous notions. Now here you are posting an actual correct list of many of Samsung's models.

For someone that knows almost nothing about anything, you sure know alot about a company you seem to hate with a passion. Whats up with that?


By ritualm on 8/14/2014 3:15:28 PM , Rating: 2
Because the only company with rational anything is One Infinite Loop, where reality is merely a fantasy and customers are always wrong.

/s

I wish I'm joking on the latter.


By Spuke on 8/13/2014 6:19:00 PM , Rating: 2
Regular people don't seem to have a problem with Samsung's naming convention yet supposed geeks do.


By Solandri on 8/13/2014 9:29:19 PM , Rating: 2
Geeks categorize phones based on where it sits within a 5-dimensional envelope of size/weight, processor power, resolution, price, and generation. They expect the name to accurately and logically indicate exactly where within that 5D space the phone fits.

Regular people just categorize phones based on their name. Their friends say the S3 is a really good phone, so they think it's a really good phone. Their friends say the S5 is an ok phone, so they think it's an ok phone despite the fact that it's newer, faster, has better features, than the S3.


By Spuke on 8/18/2014 1:51:56 PM , Rating: 2
I guess I just don't expect things (anything) to be what I want it to be when I have ZERO input on it.


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