Samsung upgrades the Galaxy Mega 5.8 with quad core AP, calls it the Mega Plus

Samsung is known for releasing old devices with slight modifications and calling them new and the Galaxy Mega Plus is the latest in this category. The handset is essentially the Mega 5.8 smartphone which went official last year along with its 6.3-inch variant. The new model has been unveiled in China and it comes with a slight bump in specifications.

The only component Samsung has bothered modifying here is the processor. While the 5.8-inch variant has a 1.4GHz dual core processor based on the Cortex A9 design, the Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus gains steam from a quad core AP clocked at 1.2GHz. This chipset is most likely to be based on the highly efficient Cortex A7 core. Rest of the features is still the same including the dimensions and weight.

Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus

The Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus measures 162.6 x 82.4 x 8.99 millimeters and it tips the scales at 183.5 grams. The handset is preloaded with Android and there’s no mention of which version it runs out of the box. The company’s TouchWiz UI and other enhancements like Multi-Window and ChatON are also preloaded. Other features comprise of an 8MP rear camera, a 1.9MP front snapper and a 2600mAh battery. Appearance-wise, the handset is also identical to the Mega 5.8, highlights Unwired View.

Apart from the price and release date, there’s no confirmation as yet on whether the Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus will go on sale outside of China.

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Key specs of the Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus:

– Android (Jelly Bean 4.2 expected)
– 5.8-inch qHD 540 x 960p touchscreen
– 1.2GHz quad core processor
– 1.5GB RAM, 8GB storage
– 2600mAh battery
– 162.6mm x 82.4mm x 8.99mm dimensions
– 183.5 grams weight