Samsung unveils Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3, to be available in May

The rumors were true. Samsung today unveiled its Galaxy Mega series of smartphones that come with massive bigger-than-your-head displays. The first two devices in the lineup are unimaginatively called the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Galaxy Mega 6.3, with the numerical denoting the display size. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 features a 5.8-inch qHD display while the Galaxy Mega 6.3 sporting a 6.3-inch HD (720p) display. Both devices run on Android 4.2 and will come with dual-core processors with slightly different clock speeds and 1.5GB of RAM. Both have a 8-megapixel rear and a 1.9-megapixel front cameras.

Though we are not big fans of the low pixel density of the displays, we believe these devices would be priced competitively (under the Galaxy S 4 and much below the upcoming Galaxy Note III) and is Samsung’s answer to increasing competition from Chinese vendors who are offering smartphones with big displays.

The Mega series also does not compromise Samsung’s Note lineup that has a display size between its Galaxy smartphones and the new Mega devices. Samsung has also done a smart job with the hardware configuration (barring the display), offering just enough to keep things interesting while not compromising its flagship products.

Here are the specifications of the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8.

Samsung GALAXY Mega 6.3 Specifications

Network LTE100/50Mbps, HSPA+21/5.76
Display 6.3-inch (159.7mm) HD TFT
Processor 1.7GHz Dual Core AP
OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera

Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera

Camera Feature Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),

Sound & Shot, Sports, , Continuous shot

Video 3GP, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV
Audio MP3, M4A, MP4, 3GP, 3GA, WMA, OGG, OGA, AAC, FLAC
Services

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Additional

Features

Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Air View, Multi Window, Pop Up Play
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung WatchON
Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0
Google Mobile

Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude,

Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search

Connectivity Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct

BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S

GPS+GLONASS, NFC, MHL

Sensor Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope
Memory 8/16GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) + 1.5GB RAM
Weight 167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm , 199g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Samsung GALAXY Mega 5.8 Specifications

Network HSPA+21/5.76
Display 5.8-inch (147mm) QHD TFT
Processor 1.4GHz Dual Core AP
OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera

Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera

Camera Feature Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),

Sound & Shot, Sports, , Continuous shot

Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF,

MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Services

&

Additional

Features

Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Multi Window, Pop Up Play
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung WatchON
Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0
Google Mobile

Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude,

Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search

Connectivity Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct

BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S

GPS+GLONASS

Sensor Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope
Memory 8GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) + 1.5GB RAM
Weight 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm,  182g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh

  • Hrishikesh

    Except for the display, the galaxy mega 6.3 is very well placed on specifications. The processor and GPU is definitely not mid-range despite being dual core. And battery too is decent. People with gorilla hands can definitely think of this phone.

  • Gaurav

    no radio……………………………..

  • http://techozoic.com Kunal

    Redicilously large