Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 News

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.34th May, 2013

Announced by Samsung on April 11th, 2013, two new devices will come to market this year, reportedly towards the end of May or June, and both are aiming at the phablet market, with screens that are larger than we are used to on a mobile phone.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

The specifications of the new Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 have recently been confirmed. Codenamed GT-I9152, this phone will have a 5.8" display. The device itself will measure 164 mm × 83.8 mm × 9.7mm. The rear facing camera will have 8MP and the front facing camera 2MP. The processor will be a dual core 1.4GHz processor backed up with 1.5 GB of RAM and will run Android Jelly Bean version 4.1.2 / 4.2.2.

The device will be powered by a 2600 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Similar in many ways to the Mega 5.8, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, codenamed GT-I9200 3G / GT-I9205 LTE, will have, yes, you've guessed it, a 6.3" screen. The device will measure 88 mm × 167.6 mm×7.9 mm which is slimmer than the 5.8. The cameras have the same specification as the 5.8. The processor is a little faster - a dual core 1.7GHz with 1.5MB of RAM and will run Android Jelly Bean version 4.1.2 / 4.2.2.

The device will be powered by a 3200 mAh battery.

My thoughts

Both of these phones will be brilliant for web browsing, watching video and playing games, thanks to their supersized screen. The question that needs to be asked when it comes to a phone, is how big is too big? Certainly, the Samsung Galaxy Note series has been very successful. Nevertheless, some critics have said that theyh think the Mega is just too big.

However, if you spend a lot of time on public transport, you will appreciate the ease of use of a larger screen. The phones are still slim, lightweight and can be kept in your pocket.

JK Shin of Samsung said: "We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more,' said JK Shin of Samsung.

"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."



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