Samsung has extended its variety of Galaxy smartphones with the Mega, a 6.3inch mobile phone handset that fills up the gap between the leading Galaxy S4 and S-pen packing Galaxy Note 2.
The product, which had been stated to exist for a while before being made official in March, uses LCD screen technology instead of AMOLED, which is reserved for premium handsets like the Galaxy S4. It also has decreased features in order to hit a lower cost when it releases later in the year.
Ongoing Samsung’s design cues of curved edges and a plastic backside, the Galaxy Mega does not have the modern squared off edges of the S4, but it is still a beautiful headset. Its 1,280×720 resolution display may not be capable of match the 1080p S4, either, but at 6.3in it has a significantly bigger surface area.
Operated by a dual core 1.7GHz processor and 1.5GB of RAM, the Galaxy Mega should easily be fast enough to work Android. Samsung has used the most recent 4.2 Jelly Bean version of the os, together with its own Touchwiz personalised user interface running on top. The usual suite of apps are integrated as well, including MyFiles, S Memo, S Planner and S Translator.
An 8-megapixel backside camera is placed on the back and a 1.9-megapixel web camera faces forward for making video calls. The mobile phone includes either 8GB or 16GB of internal memory based on the model, but both have a MicroSD card slot for additional capacity later. To maintain the massive display screen and 4G modem juiced up, the Mega uses a powerful 3,300mAh battery, which should make it get through the day without requiring a top-up from a mains socket.
“We are aware about an excellent potential in the larger display screen for multimedia, web surfing and more,” Samsung’s CEO JK Shin mentioned of the new mobile phone handset. “We are excited to offer another choice to meet our consumers’ various lifestyles, all while keeping the top quality features of the Galaxy series.
The Galaxy Mega will be for sale from May onwards, although Samsung has yet to resolve a firm release date or declare pricing. We are hoping that it costs less than a Galaxy S4 when it goes on sale later in the year, although the large screen size could bump up the selling price.