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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 details come to light

Specifications found on a benchmark site suggest that Samsung is readying another large screen, wallet-friendly effort.

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A successor to the Galaxy Mega looms on the horizon CNET

Samsung may soon introduce a 5.9-inch version of the Galaxy Mega smartphone, according to the latest round of chatter. Benchmarks spied on GFX Bench suggest the handset maker could again offer a plus-size device with a budget-friendly price tag.

Early specifications discovered this week indicate that the Korean outfit will keep the hardware firmly in the middle of the pack for the unofficial Galaxy Mega 2. The display is reported to be 5.9-inches -- versus either 5.8 or 6.3 inches on the original -- but the resolution stays steady at last year's spec of 1,280 x 720 pixels.

The benchmarks also spell out a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU with 2GB of RAM as well as a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. Other details could include a 4.7-megapixel front-facing shooter, 8GB of internal storage, and your standard fare of connectivity options. Last, but not least, we should have Android 4.4.3 KitKat running the show.

It's not clear how soon we'll see the SM-G7508 Galaxy Mega 2, though expect it sooner rather than later. Rumors of new Mega models have circulated for a few months; benchmark sightings are often a sign of real-world testing ahead of an announcement.

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Samsung's Galaxy Mega 2 is big, but not overly powerful. GFXBench

Like its predecessor, we might look for Samsung to position this model as a cheaper alternative to the more robust Galaxy Note line .