It won’t be long now before the Galaxy Mega 2 officially makes it appearance. The first firmware files for the Samsung SM-G750, believed to be the second generation Galaxy Mega, have been spotted online showing a quad-core processor, 12 MP camera, and android 4.4.4 out of the box.
Additional inside information obtained exclusively by SamMobile indicates that the latest version of the Galaxy Mega will sport an Exynos 4415 chipset, featuring a quad-core Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.4Ghz, alongside a Mali-400MP4 GPU clocked at 533MHz, all working in harmony with 2GB of RAM.
The galaxy Mega 2, codenamed internally at Samsung as “Vasta”, is expected to arrive with a 5.99-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display and will feature slightly more powerful hardware when compared to the previous generation.
Sources at SamMobile are also confirming that Samsung is preparing a Snapdragon variant of the Mega 2 as well, featuring a quad-core Cortext-A53 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with an Adreno 306 GPU with a clock speed of 533MHz. Both versions are expected to come with LTE support built in.
Media fanatics will be happy to hear an IR blaster is expected to make an appearance on the Galaxy Mega 2, giving the phablet control over your TV using Samsung’s Smart Control app. Other connectivity options offered up include Wi-Fi 802.11n, Wi-Fi Direct, DNLA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 LE / ANT+, and GPS.
Along with upgraded hardware, the Galaxy Mega 2 will feature Android 4.4.4 and Samsung’s latest Magazine UX, like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha. It’s also been reported that Samsung is adding a wide range of features to make the device easier to use with one hand. For example, the new “Easy Side Panel” places on-screen navigation buttons on the left or right side of the display for quick access.
While it may seem like the Galaxy Mega 2 is taking a few cues from the Galaxy S5, the upcoming phablet will not feature a fingerprint scanner or heart-rate sensor like recent Samsung devices. Mobile videographers will be pleased to know that the Mega 2 can shoot Full HD (1920×1080) video at 30FPS thanks to its 12-megapixel main camera sensor, scoring extra points for the dedicated microSD slot.