Samsung Galaxy Mega officially headed to AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Well, that didn't take long. Just a couple of days after we laid our eyes upon some leaked images of an AT&T-branded Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, Samsung has confirmed that its 6.3-inch phone/tablet hybrid device is indeed headed for the U.S.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega will be sold by AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular and will be offered in Nova Black and Polaris White paint jobs. Samsung says that the Galaxy Mega is slated to be available this month, though the company has left the precise availability announcements up to the carriers.
Just like the international model that was announced back in April, the U.S.-bound Galaxy Mega features a 6.3-inch 1280x720 Super Clear LCD display and a 1.9-megapixel camera on its face as well as an 8-megapixel shooter on its backside. The Galaxy Mega is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB RAM, and it's also got a microSD slot that can support cards up to 64GB in size. When it arrives on U.S. carrier store shelves, the Galaxy Mega will be preloaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean running beneath Samsung's TouchWiz UI.
The Galaxy Mega is the largest smartphone in Samsung's lineup, besting both the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II and its smaller 5.8-inch Galaxy Mega sibling, and it also happens to be one of the biggest handsets available on the market. That makes it worth a look for consumers that want to ditch their phone and tablet combo for a single device, or for folks that just love gigantic displays. To see the Galaxy Mega in action (and to get a better idea of just how big it really is), you can check out Aaron's two-part review of the international model here and here.
UPDATE: AT&T has announced that it will launch the Galaxy Mega on Aug. 23 for $149.99, or at a rate of $24 per month with the AT&T Next upgrade program. Meanwhile, Sprint has affirmed its plans to carry the Galaxy Mega, but the only availability information that it's shared so far is that the Mega will arrive "later this year."