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Will Samsung’s next massive Galaxy phone be too big even for phablet fans?

Zach Epstein
August 13th, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Galaxy Mega 2 Photos

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series wasn’t the first line of phablets, but it clearly played the biggest role in popularizing the new smartphone segment that has taken the world by storm. Phones that would have been considered phablets just last year are now the standard for flagship smartphones, and even Apple is getting in on the action next month when it debuts what is expected to be the first of two new iPhones with larger displays.

But Samsung’s next supersized Galaxy phone might be too big even for phablet fans to carry around.

True to its name, the Samsung Galaxy Mega was a massive handset that looked absolutely ridiculous and was far too big to use comfortably with one hand — or even two. Of course, that won’t stop Samsung from launching a sequel, and it looks like the next-generation Mega handset may have just been pictured and detailed.

Phone Arena on Tuesday night published three images that it claims to be Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 2, a massive upcoming phablet with a 6-inch display. The blog said it found the pictures in China’s Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center, but provided no link to the source.

Also uncovered were supposed Galaxy Mega 2 specs, which include a 6-inch screen with lackluster 720 x 1280-pixel resolution, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, a 13-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB of internal storage, microSD support and Android 4.4 KitKat.

The specs suggest that Samsung’s new Galaxy Mega 2 will be made available at a relatively affordable price point, but pricing and a firm release date are not available for the time being.

Supposed images of the Galaxy Mega 2 follow below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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