A new Samsung smartphone has recently been approved by the American Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and according to rumour mills, this smartphone could be the next generation Samsung Galaxy Mega (Galaxy Mega 2).

The Samsung smartphone cleared by the FCC has model number SM-G750A which according to a SamMobile report is most likely the AT&T edition of Samsung Galaxy Mega 2.

SM-G750A is possibly a variant of the SM-G7508 which is reportedly the Galaxy Mega 2.

In fact, the existence of the SM-G750A model variant is confirmed by Samsung in an XML file available on its website.

Earlier, Samsung was in fact rumoured to be working on a successor to the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 (both of which were released last year) smartphones, and various speculations hinting at the possible technical specifications of the Galaxy Mega 2 had also surfaced.

According to these technical specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Mega incorporates a 5.9in display, thus making it a tad larger than the Galaxy Mega 5.8 smartphone.

Now, the Samsung handset approved by the FCC reportedly has dimensions of 164.4 x 85 mm, and this fact seemingly lends a degree of credibility to speculations that earlier hinted at the 5.9in display.

However, the Galaxy Mega 2 with its 164.4 x 85 mm frame is smaller than the Galaxy Mega 6.3 (that comes with a 6.3in display).

The FCC listing also mentions the alleged Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 as incorporating various connectivity options such as NFC, Wi-Fi and LTE.

However, other technical specifications of the device are not listed by the FCC in its report.

But, with a certain degree of credibility added to earlier rumours about a 5.9in display being incorporated within the Galaxy Mega 2 by the current FCC listing, various other speculated tech specs such as 1 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage can be expected within the Galaxy Mega 2.

The smartphone is also expected to run Android 4.4.3 KitKat out of the box, which should be the USP of the device once it goes official.

Also, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is expected to feature a 12MP primary camera, and a 7MP secondary snapper. Both these aspects, if official, should make the Galaxy Mega 2 the preferred device of amateur photographers.

With Samsung's Galaxy Mega 2 now having reportedly passed through the FCC, Samsung should announce the release date soon. Prospective buyers of the device can expect a competitive pricing.