Nearly a month a go the Galaxy Mega 2 arrived to select countries such as Thailand and Malaysia. At that time, we also got a detailed look at the device through a set of images, as well as full spec information. What we didn’t get, strangely enough, was any form of acknowledgment from Samsung.
That’s right, despite the fact that certain retailers were selling the device, Samsung never did issue a press statement or any kind of formal announcement. Now the handset has finally shown up on Samsung Thailand’s official website, giving us as close to an official confirmation of its existence as we apparently will ever get. As for the specs? The Mega 2 offers a 6-inch 720p display, is powered by a quad-core Exynos 4415 with 1.5GB RAM, and has an 8MP rear cam, 2.1MP front cam, LTE connectivity, dual-SIM support, 16GB storage with microSD, and a 2800mAh battery. There’s also Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz on top.
We still find it strange that Samsung has been so quiet with the Mega 2. Sure, its predecessor wasn’t wildly popular, but the Mega 2 deserved some kind of formal announcement via a press release — at the very least. Perhaps Samsung will make a bigger deal of it if and when it comes to other markets outside of Thailand and Malaysia?
Currently there’s no indication when a wider launch will happen, or if the United States will be included. For what it’s worth, both AT&T and US Cellular did offer the original Mega, so it’s certainly possible that at least one carrier could offer the mid-range ‘phablet’ as well.