Looks like the Galaxy Mega rumors turned out to be true. Samsung has just officially announced its latest smartphones in the Galaxy range, the Mega 5.8 and the Mega 6.3. As the naming scheme indicates, these are designed to cater towards those wanting larger screens than even the Galaxy Note II can provide. Neither has the latest or greatest specs, however.
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with a 5.8-inch 960×540 display, a 1.4Ghz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an eight megapixel camera, and a 2,600mAh battery. There’s also a microSD card slot for additional storage up to 64GB, along with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, and GPS radios.
The Mega 6.3, meanwhile, is the superior of the two devices. The 6.3-inch LCD screen has a “HD” resolution (presumably 1280×720), with the device itself featuring a 1.7Ghz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, and the same eight megapixel camera and microSD card slot. The battery sees a boost in capacity to 3,200mAh, and it’s also a thinner device at 8.0mm compared to the Mega 5.8’s 9.0mm. The Mega 6.3 carries support for both LTE and HSPA+; the Mega 5.8, however, doesn’t have any LTE connectivity. Both phones run the latest version of Android – Jelly Bean 4.2 – and use Samsung’s TouchWiz interface.
Samsung says that the two devices will be available in Europe from May, but further pricing and availability haven’t been disclosed just yet.