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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3: features, specs, availability and pricing

Galaxy Mega 5.8

The supersized phones are here to stay and Samsung recently announced their new Megaphone family which it has called the Galaxy Mega (which was initially dubbed Fonblet). There were two phones previously leaked in rumors which are now officiated by Samsung.

According to Samsung two such devices will be launched this year:

Galaxy Mega 5.8 Specs

  • 5.8 inch qHD LCD display having resolution 960×540 and 190 ppi pixel density
  • Dual core 1.4 GHz processor
  • 8 MP rear facing shooter, 1.9 MP front camera
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB storage, MicroSD card support up to 64 GB
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, IR Sensor, GPS and GLONASS
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • Size: 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0mm and weight: 182 g
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz on top
  • Samsung apps: Group Play, Samsung WatchON, Samsung Link, S Memo, S Planner, S Travel, ChatON, S Translator, Story Album, Air View

Considering the sub-par pixel density of just 190 ppi and a dual core processor, it is not difficult to guess that Samsung has announced this for the budget conscious consumer. Mega 5.8’s 2600 mAh battery will also turn out to be respectable for this PPI and processor.

Galaxy Mega 5.8

Galaxy Mega 6.3 Specs

  • 6.3 inch LCD HD display with 720p resolution (1280 x 720)
  • Dual core 1.7 GHz CPU
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB/16 GB storage with MicroSD card support up to 64 GB
  • 8 MP rear facing shooter, 1.9 MP front camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, IR Sensor, GPS, GLONASS and LTE support
  • NFC and MHL
  • Respectable 3200 mAh battery
  • Size: 167.6 x 88 x 7.9mm and weight: 199 g
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz on top
  • Samsung apps: Group Play, Samsung WatchON, Samsung Link, S Memo, S Planner, S Travel, Story Album, Air View, S Translator, ChatON

This is a little better than Mega 5.8 in terms of pixel density but it will surely be not able to replace GNote 2 which comes with a Super Amoled screen, quad core processor, 2 GB of RAM and an S Pen. No pricing or availability dates are made available from Samsung right now but it has said that the handsets will launch globally starting in May when they’ll come to Europe and Russia. No specific or expected dates are made available for US markets right now.

Galaxy Mega

Even though these come with Air View, there is no S Pen included with them. It will be interesting to see how these “fonblets” pair up with the GamePad accessory that Samsung announced a few weeks ago. With these devices, it will become even more difficult to differentiate between phones, tablets, phablets, fonblets and the likes but we do like where this is going. There is possibly going to be a Samsung device for every screen size imaginable between a 4 inch phone and a 10 inch tablet.

So what do you think about the new Mega line from Samsung? Are you excited or dumbfounded on where this is going? Let us know what you think of the same and whether you will be keeping an eye out for the launch and pricing of these Galaxy Mega brothers from Samsung in the comments below. We will keep you posted with more info as it comes out.

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