It’s been a couple months since we had cause to talk about Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 2. A number of leaks helped reveal the phone to us over the summer, but the buzz around the phablet was quickly drowned out by Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy Note 4. Nevertheless, the Galaxy Mega 2 has since gone official, and now it’s nearly time for the Android to make its presence felt in the States, as AT&T shares plans for the start of Mega 2 sales later this week.
This Friday, October 24, AT&T will have the Galaxy Mega 2 available for purchase both in stores and online. The phone will run shoppers just about $475 off contract, or nearly $150 on a two-year agreement.
What do you get for that hardware? Well, that pricing puts us in this uneasy territory of phones that fall a bit short of flagship quality, yet their manufacturers just can’t bring themselves to give them a deliberately budget-focused pricetag. That means we’re looking at components like a six-inch 720p screen, a 1.5GHz quad-core SoC, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, with the option for expansion. There’s an eight-megapixel camera around back, with a 2.1MP front-facer.
Granted, compared to AT&T’s sky-high $826 sticker price for the Galaxy Note 4 (versus $700 at carriers like Verizon), the Galaxy Mega 2 sounds like an absolute steal, but we’re worried that some of the specs may just be too low to attract a lot of attention at that price point. With the start of sales just days away, we’ll have a better sense of how this guy is going to fare soon enough.