Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Plus has a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
Samsung recently announced the Galaxy Mega Plus, and at first glance, we were hard-pressed to find exactly what changes it brought compared to the original Galaxy Mega 5.8. It turned out that the Mega Plus brought along an upgrade in processor, going from a dual-core CPU to a quad-core one, but Samsung made no mention of the chipset it is using. Well, that mystery has now been solved – an AnTuTu benchmark listing has revealed that the Galaxy Mega Plus is powered by the Snapdragon 400 SoC, clocked at 1.4GHz.
The Snapdragon 400 is a considerable upgrade over the Broadcom chip used in the Galaxy Mega 5.8, and it shows in the benchmark. The Mega Plus was 42 percent more powerful than the Mega 5.8, and also a tad better than the Moto G (though you’ll still find Motorola’s handset offers better real-life performance as it runs on stock Android without any custom UI and bloat slowing it down), which should offer an improved user experience. However, it’s still unclear if this upgraded Galaxy Mega 5.8 will be making its way to markets outside China; hopefully it will, so that consumers in other regions can also gain access to a mid-range phone that offers a gigantic screen that is now faster than Samsung’s earlier offering.