We’re still waiting for Samsung to announce a follow-up to last year’s oversized Galaxy Mega smartphone, and today it looks like the device in question may have gained its FCC certification. The rumored smartphone was spotted earlier today with the model number SM-G750A, suggesting it could be a close variant of the SM-G7508 that leaked earlier this month.
Unfortunately the FCC isn’t interested in specs and hardware. The government agency simply makes sure the phone’s LTE, NFC and Wi-Fi all check out before offering its stamp of approval. The filing does offer one big clue however, listing the phone’s dimensions as 164.4 x 85 mm, which supports earlier leaks pointing to a 5.9-inch Galaxy Mega 2. It doesn’t look like the larger 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega model will be getting a successor, at least not any time soon.
An earlier benchmark also indicated the new phablet could pack a 720p display, a quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and 8GB of storage. The device is also expected to run Android 4.4.3 with some of Samsung’s own software on top.
If you’re still holding out for the Galaxy Mega 2, it looks like your day may finally be at hand. With FCC approval granted there’s probably not much else stopping Samsung from announcing the new phone, and we doubt the company will wait for its next big press event to reveal what looks like a pretty mid-range handset.