Back in November 2013, ETNews had reported that Samsung will concentrate its energy on mid-range handsets in 2014. Now, it looks like Samsung has already started showing off its upcoming lineup in advance.
The Galaxy Mega Plus quietly made its appearance on Samsung's China website ahead of the MWC tech event.
Just for a reminder, the newest member in the Galaxy family - the Galaxy Mega Plus - is an enhanced version of Galaxy Mega 5.8, which was originally launched last year.
The Galaxy Mega Plus ((I9152P) has the same hardware as the Galaxy Mega 5.8, However, the new Galaxy phone features a quad-core processor, SammyHub notes.
Talking about its internal specifications, the Galaxy Mega Plus incorporates the same 5.8-inch qHD display rendering a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The device does come with dual-SIM (GSM/WCDMA+) support, a must have feature seen in almost all devices releasing for either India or China. Under the hood, the device features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, backed by 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of in-built memory, which is further expandable via a micro-SD card slot.
There's an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera on the back and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing shooter for long time video chats. The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean powered handset weighs 183.5 grams and measures 8.9mm in terms of thickness. This extra large phablet comes fitted with a 2,600mAh battery.
Like newer handsets in its Galaxy series, the Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus comes with a host of native software features, notably, Multi Window, Popup Play, Group Play, Story Album and S Translator, amongst others.
While there's no word on its retail availability outside China just yet, we are hoping to see the device in India as well in the upcoming days.
If Samsung ever launches the Galaxy Mega Plus in India, the device will then be compared with Sony's Xperia T2 Ultra Dual-SIM. GizBot exclusively reported that Sony will bring the Xperia T2 Ultra into Indian market by March end.
As of now, both the large sized handsets feature a quad-core processor.
Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!