Samsung announces Galaxy Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3; available next month


Joining the likes of Huawei, Samsung today announced two new Android smartphones that feature massive display-sizes. Aptly named by the company as Galaxy Mega, the phones will be released in both 5.8 and 6.3-inch displays.Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3

According to a press release issued by the company, Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 will be available beginning next month in Europe and Russia. There is no word on the Asian availability right now; however we won’t be surprised to see them land in the continent given the popularity of phablets in the Asian markets.

“We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more. We are excited to provide another choice to meet our consumers’ varying lifestyles, all while maintaining the high-quality features of the award-winning GALAXY series,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics.

Along with some decent specifications, Samsung has also included software customisations like Group Play, Samsung WatchOn and S Translator, which were recently introduced in the company’s flagship Galaxy S 4 model.

In addition, both Galaxy Mega phones will also come with newly introduced S Travel and Story Album features.

S Travel: Provides trip information, local guides and resources and more

Story Album: Allows customers to create albums of daily events, keep special moments in one place using a timeline, geo-tag information and publish digital albums in hard copy

Talking about each smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor. It runs on Android 4.2 – the latest Android version.  Among other features, the phone packs 8MP rear camera along with a 1.9MP front-facing shooter. The 5.8-inch display on-board the phone comes with qHD resolution (960x540p).

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3’s display has HD resolution probably 720p. It is powered by 1.7GHz dual-core processor. Similar to Galaxy Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3 also runs on Android 4.2. It also packs 3,200 mAh battery. You can check out the full specifications of both phones below.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 specs & gallery

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 specs

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 specs & gallery

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 specs


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10 thoughts on “Samsung announces Galaxy Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3; available next month

    Mohan

    (April 12, 2013 - 3:34 am)

    I have been waiting for a thin bezel 7 inch tablet for so long but now the Galaxy Mega 6.3 seem to be large enough and yet pocketable. Samsung should have first launched it in India given the fact the 5 inchers are selling like hot cakes. It’s strange they are launching these in Europe where they make fun of larger screen mobiles. BTW I will use my old Nokia to make phone calls 🙂

    armeo

    (April 11, 2013 - 9:16 pm)

    wao thats a great news . love to use samsung phones

    Abhishek

    (April 11, 2013 - 9:00 pm)

    Is it just me or the back key and menu key in Mega 6.3 have been swapped? It would take time getting used to if that is the case.

      Mohit

      (April 11, 2013 - 9:27 pm)

      Yeah, i also noticed in first impression. Lets wait for final product and launch time.

    Samsung telefoon

    (April 11, 2013 - 7:53 pm)

    I dont recall that human hands are growing at the same rate that the current technology is………..

      Mohit

      (April 11, 2013 - 9:28 pm)

      Galaxy S launched 3 years ago and 4inch used to be HUGE screen. Today, 6.3 seems to be small for Samsung. They are planning for Counting with screen, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 inch Phone/Tablets

    Mohit

    (April 11, 2013 - 6:46 pm)

    Imagine you holding and talking with a 6.3 inch phone.

    Apple iPhone can’t sue Samsung for copying from its design now. 😉

    arnav

    (April 11, 2013 - 4:58 pm)

    worst part is all phones from s3 to grand to s4 to this series..
    all look the same

      adithya

      (April 12, 2013 - 11:39 am)

      who cares…. even all the crappy iPhones look same….

      Abhinav Kushwaha

      (April 12, 2013 - 4:32 pm)

      thats the beauty of samsung , all galaxy phones can make people jealous
      but owner only knows which phone it is … 🙂

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