The successor to the original Galaxy Mega could be the first mid-range phablet from Samsung to feature a 64-bit processor.
A pre-production Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 has been spotted in the GFXBench benchmark database today, revealing a full list of specifications and graphics performance from the upcoming phablet. The device in question carries the model number SM-G7508, which would make this a Chinese variant of one of the handsets in the Galaxy Mega 2 series based on previous model numbers from Samsung.
According to the benchmark, the device will sport a 5.9-inch HD screen instead of the previously rumored 6-inch display, and will most likely be the smaller of the two models as we have seen in the previous generation.
Judging from the results it appears Samsung will be looking to keep the Mega in affordable mid-range tier by offering up a 1280 x 720 resolution, which translates to a pixel density somewhere around 249ppi – a nice bump over the 190ppi found on the Galaxy Mega 5.8.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Mega 5.9 will sport some nice upgrades too, like a new 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset with a Cortex A53 Quad-core CPU clocked at 1.2Ghz alongside an Adreno 360 GPU and 2GB of RAM. We would also expect to see a Exynos variant as well, but that information hasn’t yet been confirmed.
Graphic benchmarks place the Mega 2 slightly below the Mega 6.3, which features the same resolution display with much less power under the hood. This would indicate that the larger Mega 2, expected to size up somewhere around 7-inches, could feature a full-HD display and a nice boost in performance over its predecessor.
Around back, the 5.9-inch Mega 2 features a slightly improved 12MP camera with a max resolution of 4128 x 3096 and full-HD recording capabilities. Camera features listed on the benchmarks include auto focus, touch focus, face detection and flash, but still no HDR. One notable feature on the Mega 2 is the 4.7MP front camera, which offers a huge boost in resolution over the 1.9MP selfie shooter found on the original Galaxy Mega.
Internal storage looks like it will stay the same at 8GB, but we don’t see any reason why Samsung wouldn’t offer up a microSD slot. It would be nice to have it expandable up to 128GB, however you shouldn’t be surprised if you can only get 64GB out of it. Other standard features will include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, proximity sensor and light sensor. At the time of testing the Mega 5.9 was running Android 4.4.3, but it will most likely launch with Android 4.4.4 out of the box.
As of now there is no word on when the Galaxy Mega 2 will be officially announced. We are expecting the Galaxy Note 4 to drop somewhere around September and it is entirely possible the Mega 2 could debut right alongside it.