FCC Approves What May be the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

In May of 2014, rumors began to leak of an as yet unreleased Samsung smartphone with the model #SM-G7508. All sources seemed to indicate that this device was going to be a smaller, cheaper version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 or a Galaxy S5 Mini. This belief was based, in part, on Samsung's previous history of modifying high-end models just slightly, and then giving them a new model number, enabling Samsung to expand their inventory. They followed this pattern in creating both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung Galaxy S 4.  At the time, the unseen new phone was thought to have a Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.3 GHz and the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. Rumors also indicated that this device was being built to compete with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. The Xperia Z1 Compact has high end internals, while keeping the size of the device on the small end. A change in the model number of this device to SM-G750A was later reported, based upon information contained in a shipping manifest from the Zauba Company.  This document seemed to indicate that the device was headed to North America to be sold by AT&T.

We now know that on July 24, 2014, the FCC approved the device and more information has been gathered from the release of the filing documents.  The smartphone we still believe to be titled the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2, measures in at 164.4 x 85 mm according to the filing. If the device is in fact that big, that would mean it may have a 5.9 in display, which should put rumors of it being a mini device to rest. The FCC filing also indicates that the device will have multi-band LTE,  Near Field Communications (NFC) capability, Bluetooth, and of course Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n). Current rumors now suggest the device has a Snapdragon 410 processor with 2 GB of RAM, not the previously speculated Snapdragon 800. The Samsung website does also reference a device with the model number SM-G750A. Their description is of a device carrying a 720p display and running Android 4.4 KitKat.  This new information seems to indicate that instead of being a high-end device, the target audience may be more mid-range from a cost perspective.


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