Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 announced, offers 6-inch 720p display and more

BY Evan Selleck

Published 23 Sep 2014

Galaxy Mega 2

It’s been a bit of time since the Galaxy Mega initially launched, and now Samsung has officially unveiled the (large) device’s successor — with an even bigger handset.

The device went official on Monday, September 22, and it’s the successor to the Galaxy Mega 5.8 that launched in 2013. The successor offers a 6-inch 720p HD display, which means it’s just a bit bigger than the 5.8-inch model from last year. The handset also includes a 1.5GHz processor under the hood, and there is 1.5GB of RAM. You’ll find Android 4.4 KitKat running right out of the box, and Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz user interface above that.

There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the back, and a 2.1MP front-facing shooter. It will offer 16GB of built-in storage, with a microSD card slot if you need some extra storage.

As far as a U.S.-based release goes, there’s no information on that. It will be launching in other areas soon, though, so keep an eye out if you’re interested in the newer, larger Galaxy Mega 2.

[via Samsung]