Last week we got word that Samsung would soon add a new letter to its alphabet soup of branding: O. This would be a new series for the Korean company, and it’s been rumored to make its debut with two devices – the Galaxy O5 and Galaxy O7.
Now it seems those names have been dropped, with Samsung opting for the even more confusing Galaxy Grand On and Galaxy Mega On instead.
A new rumor comes to fill us in regarding these two handsets’ specs. First off, the Galaxy Mega On will have the model number SM-G600 and it will reportedly sport a 5.5-inch 720p touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP selfie snapper, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC with a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU at the helm, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Its dimensions are set to be 151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2 mm, and it will weigh 145g. It will run Android 5.1 Lollipop from day one. It’s already been certified by the Bluetooth SIG, by the way.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Grand On will feature a 5-inch 720p touchscreen, an 8 MP rear cam, a 5 MP front-facing unit, the Exynos 3475 chipset with a 1.3 GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, and a 2,600 mAh battery. It too will run Android 5.1 Lollipop. Its dimensions are 142 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm, and it weighs 140g.
Right now it’s unclear when Samsung plans to launch these devices, how much they will cost, or what possible need there could be for them to exist at all, given how similar their specs are to many other smartphones from the same manufacturer. Perhaps it’s all going to be in the design. Or maybe they will have some special VR features.