If you thought the Note II’s 5.5 inch display was huge why not take a look at the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. A brand new phone which was announced today along side a 5.8 inch counterpart.
So where do we start with a huge phone like this? Well unlike the Note it doesn’t come with an S-Pen, so it’s just a huge phone with a huge screen. It comes with the latest version of TouchWiz, the same version that the S4 shall come equipped with along with all of it’s features which is also Jelly Bean (Android 4.2).
This is Samsung’s attempt at a new mid-range phone series, but what each of these phones offer is pretty far from mid-range or is that what count’s as mid-range nowadays?
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 runs at 1.4GHz with 1.5GB of RAM and has a HSPA+21 mobile connection. It also comes with a 2600mAh battery 8-megapixel rear camera and a front facing camera just short of 2-megapixels. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is an LTE (4G) connected phone with a 1.7GHz processor and 1.5GB of RAM. It boasts the same camera’s as the smaller model but has a larger battery at 3200mAh.
The larger screen on the 6.3 is a higher resolution compared to the 5.8 with the 6.3 being presumably 720p (we think) and the 5.8 is qHD(??) (960×540).
So all in all it looks like Samsung is trying to broaden their horizons by narrowing the gap between smartphone and tablets even further with these two devices. Will they take off? I’m not sure. Personally after having my Galaxy Note for almost two years I realised how impractical it was after using a smaller phone for a while and that’s why I’ve opted for a smaller screened handsets.
[Source: Android Central]