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Samsung introduces the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8

11 April 2013 by
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Samsung today announced two Android devices with really huge displays. The 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the 5.8-inch Galaxy Mega 5.8

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 announced 

As we wrote earlier this week. Samsung is releasing two new Android devices with huge displays. As the model name reveals the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 are a 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch smartphones.

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a LTE model powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor. The 6.3-inch display has a HD 1280 x 720 resolution display. Except from the display size, you will not find this model differentiate itself much from older Samsung models. A dual-core processor is the norm these days as well as a 8 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac. What's interesting with Galaxy Mega 6.3 is of course the display size and the fact that it is running Android 4.2. The battery is quite powerful with 3200 milliampere-hour. Having a 6.3-inch display means it will be tool large for most consumers. Well, that is what we said about the Galaxy SIII 4.8-inch display as well and we all know how the result of that prediction. But the 199 gram weight will probably be an issue. Add a microSD card, and we are very close to 200 gram. That is quite heavy for a smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is the other smaller Android smartphone announced today. Again, the name says it all. It has a 5.8-inch display with a lower 540 x 960 pixel resolution TFT display. It is also less powerful with a 1.4 dual-core processor. But it too runs the latest version of Android. Galaxy Mega 5.8 lacks LTE support but it has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and GPS. The 8 GB internal storage can be expanded with additional 64 GB microSD card. The weight si 182 gram.

Both smartphones has got some of the features introduced with the Galaxy S4 last month. Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, S Travel, Group Play and Story Album. As usual, Samsung fails at mentioning the talk time and standby time for its new models. We are guessing the large 6.3-inch display will drain battery faster than normal 4-inch devices but the larger 3200 mAh battery will probably compensate a little for that.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 highlights

  • Size: 162.6 x 82.4 x 9mm
  • Weight: 182 gram
  • 5.8-inch TFT touch display 540 x 960 pixel resolution
  • 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
  • 8 megapixel camera, autofocus, HDR
  • 1.9 megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wifi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • AGPS and GLONASS
  • HSPA+
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage. Expandable with additional 64 GB microSD card
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 2600 mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 highlights
  • Size: 167.6 x 88 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 199 gram
  • 6.3-inch TFT touch display
  • 1.7 GHz dual-core processor
  • 8 megapixel camera, autofocus, HDR
  • 1.9 megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • AGPS and GLONASS
  • HSPA+, LTE 100/50Mbps
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 8 / 16 GB internal storage. Expandable with additional 64 GB microSD card
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 3200 mAh battery
The Galaxy Mega devices will be available in Europe and Russia

 




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randomuser4 years, 8 months ago
Boooooooooooooooring same design as usual by SAMEsung
This is what Samsung designs resemble
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[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2013-04-11 13:27 ]
Bonovox4 years, 8 months ago
Hardly innovation when all Samsung does is release more samey phones with ever increasingly larger screens,more cores etc etc. Not innovation imo
rikken4 years, 8 months ago
Why do they have to innovate something new every time they release new phones ? New innovations comes in their annual top phons, the S family and the Note family
Would love to try the Mega 6.3 I am sure the screen, batterytime and camera will beat the crap out of Sony's so called high-end phones
Bonovox4 years, 8 months ago
Yeah but it's not a proper phone is it?? It's nearly tablet size i cannot take it seriously anymore. Walking around with that thing to your ear Visit forum to view images It's getting beyond silly sizes now and that's my view Visit forum to view images
rikken4 years, 8 months ago
Well you do not have to get one
etaab4 years, 8 months ago
I agree in many ways that its getting a bit silly. The 5.8 is imo completely pointless. Its specs are not as good as whats already available from Samsung.
The 6.3 is better looking than the S4 imo. Its really nice to look at.
As for flooding the market with endless smartphones that have the same kind of specs under the hood, regardless of looks - well that was Nokia from 2003 - 2009. That's what the top dog does. Build a great portfolio and then fill in the blanks to capture every last sale from your competitors.
djin4 years, 8 months ago
Considering the fact that a lot of people bought the first samsung 7" tablet and used it as phone, I think these two makes sense for such users. Although 5.8 is low on specs, it will be very affordable to many more people as compared to 6.3 or the upcoming note 3 yet belong to the "latest" mobile phone.
Also I dont get the point of bashing one other over common business practices. Every manufacturer makes and spends alot on one flaghsip and others are based on it. That's how people identify that brand. Just look at every major brand ex- toyota, ford, apple, etc.
Tsepz_GP4 years, 8 months ago

On 2013-04-11 21:32:52, etaab wrote:
I agree in many ways that its getting a bit silly. The 5.8 is imo completely pointless. Its specs are not as good as whats already available from Samsung.
The 6.3 is better looking than the S4 imo. Its really nice to look at.
As for flooding the market with endless smartphones that have the same kind of specs under the hood, regardless of looks - well that was Nokia from 2003 - 2009. That's what the top dog does. Build a great portfolio and then fill in the blanks to capture every last sale from your competitors.

The difference being that Samsung ensure their internal hardware is up to date. I can't help but think that one of Nokia's biggest mistakes was when they dropped TI OMAP high end chips that were found in N95, N82, E90 etc... For the Freescale crap that was just a chip with no proper HW acceleration and skimped on RAM, it really limited their phones in a number of ways, and they were truly caught with their pants down with the N97 where the Freescale CPU was now just not able to cope with all the new SW, put that together with little RAM, what a disaster.

As for design, I'm not that bothered, I wouldn't mind a new design, it would be welcome but it seems to me that Samsung are trying to build a sort of brand identity and familiarity for the average user, but for their sake I do hope next years line- brings a fresh design, they can get away with this this year but next year things will need to change.
etaab4 years, 8 months ago
Yeah I would like to have seen a more professional looking S4 this year, like the S2.
And the aluminium, like the HTC One.
Bonovox4 years, 7 months ago
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_mega_63-review-927.php
Preview here. Damn it's massive
Bonovox4 years, 6 months ago

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