Samsung is showing no signs of slowing down in announcing new android phones one after another. It’s just recently that they’ve added several low-end smartphones on their portfolio and now we’ve got a couple of android devices more. Check them out after the jump.

Samsung started their android phone spree by announcing the Samsung Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo – two entry-level android phones last week. A few days ago, Samsung unleashed the Galaxy Win which is another capable android smartphone that packs a quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. To satisfy our gadget appetite, they’ve announced another batch – but this time it’s a bit oversized. And in case you’re wondering, yes, those numbers represent their screen sizes!

Galaxy Mega 5.8

As expected, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 possess a slightly lower specs than the bigger 6.3 sibling. It is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM – which is unusual in today’s standards as this might be the first device to have that amount of memory. The resolution isn’t something to get excited about as it’s only a qHD (960×540) on a huge 5.8-inch display. Oh, the bad part is, it’s not an IPS display so that’s not really hot – but not worth a ‘meh’ either.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Specs

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, TouchWiz UI

  • 5.8-inch LCD TFT display with qHD resolution (960 x 540)

  • 1.4GHz dual-core processor

  • 1.5GB of RAM

  • 8GB storage, microSD support up to 64GB

  • 8-megapixel camera

  • 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera

  • HSPA+

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct

  • Bluetooth v4.0

  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS

  • IR sensor

  • Dimensions: 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0mm

  • Weight: 182g

  • 2600mAh battery

    Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Philippines

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 has better specs than its little brother with its 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and a superior screen display as it has an HD (1280×720) display on its 6.3-inch screen. It also has 8GB and 16GB of storage unlike the other which is limited to only 8GB. Fortunately, they are both expandable through a microSD card. One thing that we’ve noticed about the Galaxy 6.3 is its ultra-slim profile measuring at only 7.9mm thick. The rest of the specs can be found below.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, TouchWiz UI

  • 6.3-inch HD TFT display, 1280×720 pixel resolution

  • 1.7GHz dual-core processor

  • 1.5GB of RAM

  • 8GB, 16GB storage

  • microSD support up to 64GB

  • 8-megapixel camera

  • 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct

  • HSPA+, LTE

  • Bluetooth v4.0

  • NFC

  • IR sensor

  • GPS, GLONASS

  • MHL

  • Dimensions: 167.6 x 88 x 7.9mm

  • Weight: 199g

  • 3200mAh battery

Price, Release Date, Availability

Just like any other phone announcement, the prices weren’t disclosed yet. However, there are a retailer in Germany already have their pre-order page up and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is priced at €699 but it’s best to wait for the official statement from Samsung. As for the release date and availability of the Galaxy 5.8 and 6.3, Samsung says that both android phones will launch globally on May and they’ll hit Europe and Russia first.

Galaxy Mega beside Galaxy Note 2

The Mega series looks like another step forward for Samsung as they’re really confident on their gigantic smartphones. The success of the Galaxy Note 1 and Note 2 proves that people are interested on big android phones but I honestly think that 5.8 and 6.3 is way too much. Heck, tablets are usually at 7-inches so that’s already close. Also, for professionals who want to do more on their multimedia device, I bet it’s best to do it on a tablet – but then again, it’s more comfortable if you have it on one device, right? And another thing, remember the Samsung GamePad? It seems like this is the device that it’s referring to. Hopefully, the Galaxy Note 3 won’t be as superized as these and we’re sure about that as the Mega family will likely fill in the larger android phones segment so that they don’t need to test the waters on the Note series. Anyway, I still believe that these will get decent attention on some markets. What do you guys think?

[Source: Samsung | Image Source: UberGizmo]



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  1. Nice and i plan to have mega 6.3 for forex chart and trading but I heard it not supported the Metatrader4…can anyone advice?

  2. My mom just bought a 6.3. Eventhough she’s not likely to use the other apps, she likes the size of this phablet because she can see the texts better and can work the touch screen features more handily. That fact that it’s a Samsung is like icing on the cake because she trusts the brand.

  3. Well, for people with big hands (like me), this will be nice, if this will roll out as a mid-range priced phone, that is.

  4. This phone i think is equal to s3 because the 6.3 version has extra features that s3 doesn’t have

  5. Do ppl really need phones that big? If portability is no longer an issue might as well carry 17″ or 19″ LED size phones, like they use to in the ‘boom box” time. It’s really getting ridiculous.

    1. I actually need this kind of phone. I trade in stocks and forex market and analyzing charts on the go would be helpful. Small screens will give me a hard time analyzing charts. Tablets doesn’t have 3/4g capabilities so I have to buy pocket wifi devices if I’m out of wifi areas,. I don’t need laptops other than to trade/analyze charts on the go.

      1. Hi, i plan to have smega 6.3 for my forex trading..but I heard it not supported the metatrader4..please advice is this fix?

  6. I think this is too much. They already had their flagship on S4 and Note2. If I want a phablet, I’d choose the quad-core Note2 than the 5.8, or the 6.3, which is just dual-core but with the same price. And if I want a phone in big size, I’d choose S3, which is also four cores than the 5.8 which is 2 cores only but also on the same price. What I’m waiting for is that they make a phone, dual-core at 1.2 GHz with 1GB RAM at the size of a 4.7″ screen which will only cost me $375.

    1. galaxy 6.3 uses dual core A15 which is far better than the previous dual core processors. galaxy 6.3 is fair enough for me.