Nearly a year and a half after Samsung took the wraps off of two Galaxy Mega smartphones, one with a 5.8-inch screen and another with a 6.3-inch display, the company has introduced a new model with a screen that’s right in the middle of the first two.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is now official on Samsung Thailand’s website. Obviously the main draw of the Galaxy Mega 2 is its display, which is a 6-inch 1280x720 display. As I mentioned before, that’s in the middle of the original Megas, but is the same resolution as the 6.3-incher.
Other specs for the Galaxy Mega 2 include 8-megapixel rear and 2.1-megapixel front cameras, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot and Android 4.4. Connectivity options include 2G, 3G and 4G LTE.
Right now there’s no word on when or if the Galaxy Mega 2 will make its way outside of Asia. The OG Mega 6.3 was released on AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular when it made its way to the States, and so it’s possible that one of those three operators could end up offering the Mega 2 at some point. And while it may seem like a strange idea for a carrier to sell the 6-inch Mega 2 with the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 right around the corner, it’s worth noting that the Mega 2 would likely be much cheaper than the Note 4 because of its specs, which would give folks the chance to pick up a big phone on the cheap.