Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 were officially announced by the Korean giant just recently. After the specifications for both phablets leaked a few days ago we now have the official word from Samsung regarding the two devices. If you always wanted a gargantuan device but didn’t quite have the money for a Galaxy Note, then these two might be just right up your alley.
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with mid-range specifications, while still giving you the access to a massive display. Here’s a quick round-up of what you will be getting for your money with the Galaxy Mega 5.8:
- 5.8-inch qHD display running at 960×540 pixels
- 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU
- 1.5 GB of RAM
- 8 GB of internal storage with micro SD card slot
- 8 MP main camera and 1.9 MP front-facing shooter
- 2,600 mAh battery
- HSPA+ 21 Mbps network connectivity
It’s bigger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is shipping with very similar specifications, however, some aspects have been beefed up (and I don’t just mean the screen).
- 6.3-inch HD display running at 1280×720 pixels
- 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU
- 1.5 GB of RAM
- 8/16 GB of internal storage with micro SD card slot
- 8 MP main camera and 1.9 MP front-facing camera
- 3,200 mAh battery
- LTE/HSPA+ network connectivity
Although I was never (and never will be most likely) a fan of such colossal devices, I am fairly confident that Samsung moved plenty of Galaxy Note devices to justify the existence of these ones. As far as how well they will sell, that’s a completely different issue. The specifications are nothing to write home about and I’ve seen plenty of devices being able to outperform them.
However, in terms of size, the market is still young, so with good pricing, Samsung might just hit a sweet spot. If you want to get your hands on one of the new Samsung Galaxy Mega devices, then you should start prepping your wallet.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 release date is set for May for Europe and Russia. So far, there is no information in terms of pricing. If you thought that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is too small, then these might be some sizable alternatives. (Pun intended!)