Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 official, Android 4.2 includedAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Good news this morning for people that love big phones, as Samsung has officially taken the wraps off of some of the largest smartphones that we've seen to date. Both the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 have been confirmed by Samsung, and as their names suggest, the two phones feature displays that measure 5.8-inches and 6.3-inches in size. Here's how the spec lists for the new supersized Galaxy family members break down:
- Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8: 5.8-inch qHD (960x540) LCD display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing shooter, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 1.5GB RAM, 21Mbps HSPA+ support, 2,600mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean beneath Samsung's TouchWiz overlay.
- Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3: 6.3-inch "HD" LCD display, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel rear and 1.9-megapixel front cameras, 8GB/16GB built-in storage, microSD slot, 1.5GB RAM, 4G LTE and 21Mbps HSPA+ support, 3,200mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz.
Along with all of those hardware features, it appears that most of the features that will be coming to market with the Galaxy S 4 will also be included with the Galaxy Mega devices. That means that users can expect to find things like AirView, MultiWindow, Pop Up Play, Group Play, S Voice 2.0 and S Translator, among others.
Obviously the big draw of these Galaxy Mega smartphones are their large displays, offering interested customers the chance to carry one big handset that could take the place of both a phone and a small tablet. While neither device is really bleeding edge, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 boasts a respectable feature set, while the Galaxy Mega 5.8 will likely be the cheaper of the two and could be a good option for folks looking for an affordable alternative to the Galaxy Note II.
On the topic of pricing, there's no word yet on exactly how much either Galaxy Mega model will cost. It won't be long before we find out, though, because Samsung says that both models will begin their global rollout in May starting in Europe and Russia. We've got some more images of both phones below, including a shot of the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II lounging next to the Galaxy Mega 6.3 courtesy of Ubergizmo.