In this day and age, absolutely nothing gets past the internet. It doesn’t matter if it’s the mention of an as-yet-unannounced device buried deep in some low-level code, or the brief and entirely “accidental” appearance of a new gadget in the background of some promo shot.
Naïve old Samsung clearly thought it could quietly launch the Galaxy Mega 2 in Thailand and Malaysia without anyone else noticing, but now the whole world knows the phone – inside and out.
The original Samsung Galaxy Mega phones appeared in mid-2013 in 5.8in and 6.3in flavours, and while larger still than the mighty Samsung Galaxy Note, the pair housed decidedly mid-range specs.
It’s much the same story here, with the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 being a slightly better version of the old 6.3in model. Sort of.
Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 specs include a 6in 720p display, quad-core Exynos processor, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera (perhaps 13MP in some future markets), 16GB expandable storage, support for 4G LTE and NFC (Near Field Communication), KitKit Android 4.4.4 and a 2,800mAh battery, all wrapped up in a Note 3-style faux leather rear.
It’s odd that Samsung wouldn’t throw out even a cursory press release, like it did with the Samsung Gear S yesterday, but presumably we’ll learn more about the Galaxy Mega 2 at IFA 2014 next week.