Rumors suggested just a few days ago that Samsung was working on a new Galaxy Mega range of phones, featuring much larger screen sizes compared to current flagship handsets. SamMobile has now added further weight to the rumors by serving up specifications for both the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3. It doesn’t look like either will be able to topple the Galaxy Note II, but they may interest those looking for an even larger device.
Pictured above: the Galaxy Note II
Specifications for the Galaxy Mega 5.8 are said to include a 5.8-inch 960×540 LCD display, a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4Ghz, 1.5GB of RAM, and an eight megapixel camera. The device would also come with a front-facing two megapixel camera along with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, and A-GPS radios. Battery capacity is reportedly rated at 2,600mAh, with Android Jelly Bean serving as the main OS underneath Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
The Galaxy Mega 6.3, meanwhile, will supposedly feature an “HD” screen of unknown resolution, but it will be using Samsung’s PLS technology, similar in nature to IPS. SamMobile also suggests that the Mega 6.3 will come with a dual-core 1.7Ghz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and the same eight megapixel camera as the Mega 5.8. The battery will see an increase in capacity to 3,200mAh, and it will also be slightly thinner, coming in at 7.9mm thick compared to the 9.7mm of the Mega 5.8.
There’s no word on when Samsung plans to release the Mega 5.8, but the Mega 6.3 is reportedly due to go on sale during Week 20, the middle of May. Samsung apparently intends to release the handset in both 3G and LTE variants, along with black and white colour options.