Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Spotted at Benchmarking Site; Key Specifications Revealed
The logo of Apple Inc is reflected on the back of a Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone in this photo illustration taken in Beijing June 5, 2013.Reuters

Samsung's rumored Galaxy Mega 2 has been spotted at a benchmarking site disclosing the specifications of the device.

Popular smartphone performance testing site, GFXBench has listed the Samsung device - SM-G7508 (Galaxy Mega 2), which many believe it to be the successor of the 2013 mid-range phablet, Galaxy Mega 5.8.

According to the record sheet, the upcoming Samsung smartphone is said to sport bigger 5.9-inch HD (1280 x 720p) display and ship with new Android v4.4.3 OS, 2GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory, 12.0-megapixel camera (with flash, HDR) and a 4.7-megapixel snapper on the front (both the cameras will have full HD video recording ability).

One key revelation of the GFXBench results is that Galaxy Mega 2 will be the first Samsung phone to house the 64-bit architecture based Snapdragon quad-core processor (1.2GHz CPU speed) paired with Adreno 306 graphics engine.

On connectivity front, it features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS for navigation. The specifications of the Galaxy Mega 2 listed in the benchmarking site is a huge upgrade in all aspects with respect to its predecessor. As of now, there is no word on when the new phone will be unveiled, but considering past history, the launch seems to be just around the corner. Its predecessor, Galaxy Mega 5.8 made its debut in April last year.

In related news, Samsung on Tuesday (1 July) unveiled the compact version of the flagship smartphone dubbed as Galaxy S5 Mini. It houses almost all value-added features seen inside its elder sibling Galaxy S5 sans certain internal hardware to keep the costs in check. It boasts of finger-print sensor, IP67 dust-and-water resistant certifications, IR Remote, Ultra Power Saving Mode, heart-rate sensor technology, soft perforated shell to provide better grip for users over the smartphones. [For more information, click here]

Leaked Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Mega 2:

Model Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 (SM-G7508)
Display 5.9-inch HD screen with 1280x720p resolutions
OS Android v4.4.3 KitKat
Processor ARMv7 based 1.2 GHz Snapdragon Quad-core CPU(64-bit architecture)
GPU Adreno 306
Storage capacity 8GB (available 5.1GB, remaining is taken by system software)
Camera Main: 12.0-megapixel camera, flash, HD, full HD video recording

Front: 4.7-megapixel camera (with full HD video recording)

Add-ons Single-SIM slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS