In its quest to release a mobile device at every 0.3 inches, today Samsung announced the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3. This pair of super-sized devices combines “the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet.”
Both devices look similar to the popular Galaxy Note series, but neither features the unique S Pen input method. Highlights of the Galaxy Mega includes a 1.4-1.7 GHz dual core processor, 5.8-inch QHD or 6.3-inch HD display, 8/16GB internal storage, 1.5GB RAM, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, and all the normal sensors. The Galaxy Mega will ship with the latest Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and include most of the new software features found in the Galaxy S 4.
“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. “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.”
Samsung says the Galaxy Mega will be available at the beginning of May from Europe and Russia, and noted the product availability would vary by market and would be rolled out gradually. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.
We have no idea if the Galaxy Mega will make it to the US, but a European launch at least guarantees the device could be imported and operated on AT&T or T-Mobile.
I’m a huge fan of the Galaxy Note II, but this latest product is really pushing the limits. It is definitely a two-handed device, but I could picture myself using a Mega if it fit in my pocket comfortably.
How many of you would consider buying the new Samsung Galaxy Mega?