Samsung really likes big screens as it introduces two Galaxy Mega smartphones at the same time, a 6.3-inch and a 5.8-inch model. Both are larger than Samsung’s already enormous Galaxy Note 2, with low to mid-range specifications.The two gigantic handsets will be available starting in May from Europe and Russia, gradually rolling out everywhere else.
“We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics.
The 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega sports a 1280 x 720 HD LCD, a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, LTE and HSPA radios, and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. The smaller HSPA-only 5.8-inch model has a 960 x 540 qHD display, a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, available only in an 8GB model. Both devices have IR blasters, an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.9-megapixel front camera, with 1.5GB of RAM, a microSD slot, running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Pricing has yet to be finalized but will most probably be lower than the Galaxy Note 2 due to the lower specifications. Samsung has included various proprietary features such as Group Play, Samsung Link, S Translator, ChatON, and more.