Hopefully you’re ready for yet another Android-powered smartphone from Samsung, because the Korean company has launched just that. The Galaxy Mega Plus is right now only official in China, but it may be destined for other markets in due course.
The handset is basically a Galaxy Mega 5.8 with a quad-core processor. That’s it. The chipset is the only difference between this and the ‘vanilla’ Galaxy Mega 5.8 which was unveiled in April of 2013.
The original device comes with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, whereas the newly introduced Plus version swaps that out for a 1.2 GHz quad-core part. Otherwise, it’s the same lower-midrange phablet focusing on getting a big screen to a low price point.
The Galaxy Mega Plus also has a 5.8-inch 540×960 touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.9 MP front camera, microSD card expansion, HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,600 mAh battery. It runs an unspecified version of Android, and it obviously looks like the Galaxy Mega 5.8 too.
It’s unclear at the moment if Samsung will decide to charge more for this (as it has called it the Plus version after all). There may be two extra cores in there, but they’re clocked lower, so in terms of raw performance the Galaxy Mega Plus shouldn’t be that much better than the Mega 5.8.