With a 6.3-inch screen, it is seriously the biggest smartphone around, and a genuine representative of the “phablet” family. As it seems, Samsung won’t hesitate to test any screen-size.
The increased popularity of wide screen phones, led Samsung to present this ‘extravagant’ model. Alongside the big screen, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes with a HD display, a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, a 3200mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage, 1.5GB of RAM, Android 4.2 and an 8-megapixel camera. The company guarantees it will still fit in a pocket (it weights less than 200 grams, but still…).
Galaxy Mega 6.3
The phone approaches the size of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, but Samsung insists it is ideal for watching videos or running two apps side by side. As experts say, there is a demand for larger smartphones, but at what size will a phone be considered a tablet?
To be on the safe side, the company also launches the smaller and handier Galaxy Mega 5.8 (presumably with lower specs also). Both models come with software like Air View, Multi Windows, Pop-up Play etc., on board, but the key difference between the two is the beefier Galaxy 6.3 will support LTE while its smaller counterpart wont.
Galaxy Mega 5.8
Both models are going on sale in May, starting with European and Russian markets, but there has been no information on their pricing yet. Some analysts believe they will have a good response, since many people are looking for "2 in1" devices, instead of buying a smartphone and a tablet. Last year, Samsung was the most popular smartphone maker in the market, taking a 30.3% of the pie, with Apple following with only a 19.1%.