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Samsung unveils massive Galaxy MEGA smartphones

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Apr 2013 20:36 User comments (25)

Samsung unveils massive Galaxy MEGA smartphones Samsung has announced today the launch of their Galaxy MEGA series,
The Galaxy MEGA 5.8 will have a 5.8-inch screen and the MEGA 6.3 will have a 6.3-inch screen, even larger than the company's own extremely popular Note series.

"We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more," said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics. "We are excited to provide another choice to meet our consumers' varying lifestyles, all while maintaining the high-quality features of the award-winning GALAXY series."

The 5.8 runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), a 1.4GHz dual core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, dual cameras (1.9MP/8MP), a 2600mAh battery, and HSPA+21/5.76.

On the high end, the 6.3 also runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), is powered by a 1.7GHz dual core processor, 1.5GB RAM, dual cameras (1.9MP/8MP), 16GB internal storage, a 3200mAh battery and LTE100/50Mbps, HSPA+21/5.76 radios.

Samsung is also introducing new software features with the devices:

'Group Play': Enables easy content sharing for up to 8 devices on the same Wi-Fi network.
'Samsung WatchON': Transforms into an IR remote controller for a richer TV experience. Connect the device to your home entertainment system, and it will provide program recommendations, schedules, and even remotely control your TV.
'Samsung Link': Easily streams photos, videos, notes, or music to your television, tablet or computer.
'S Translator': Say or text what you need translated into the GALAXY Mega, and it will provide instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, and ChatON.
'ChatON': Share what's on your screen with friends to stay more connected.

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25 user comments

111.4.2013 22:12

And a 45 minute battery life to help power this monstrous screen. YAY!

211.4.2013 23:02

I've used a 7" Android tablet (with 720p HD screen & 5000mAh battery which gave it a decent life) and I could easily see this being a popular all-rounder size.

311.4.2013 23:31

Is 6.3" still pocketable though? I love bigger phones like the Note but I'm not too sure about this one...

411.4.2013 23:34

I could (just) fit a 7" tablet into a standard jacket pocket.

512.4.2013 6:47

It would be more of a sale if bluetooth came with the device.

612.4.2013 6:50

Exactly... Battery issues aside, in which pocket is anyone supposed to place a device so huge? Will we males need to start wearing handbags always thanks to Samsung? 6.3" is dangerously close to 7". That is, the size of the first Samsung Galaxy Tab. As a matter of fact, when such tabs started to show up, we used to take pictures of us at work using them as regular phones when testing an IP calling app, only to mock ourselves because we looked ridiculous. About 4.5" is the optimal size for me.


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712.4.2013 10:14

I think that generally the problem is with the US market. For whatever reason DVD, BluRay and the video players built into the TVs sold in the US do not support Divx or xVid. The same model numbers sold in Canada and the rest of the world fully support these container formats.

Similarly I have not seen 3G versions of Samsung tablets being sold in the US. Maybe these new larger size phones are substitutes for the 3G tablets with removable batteries. Who knows!

BTW from my own experience and of all the people I know, Samsung phones has the best battery life.

812.4.2013 11:20

F it, I'm just gonna try and stuff my 30" desktop monitor in my pocket and be done with it.

912.4.2013 11:32

This is not a phone it's a little tablet.

1012.4.2013 11:40

Thank Zeus I love fancy cargo pants!

(And this sausage-fest doesn't take into account the gentler sex and their love of handbags).


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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1112.4.2013 13:29

Screen res?

Why is it so underpowered?


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1212.4.2013 17:09

Originally posted by leglessoz:
This is not a phone it's a little tablet.
It's a phablet

1312.4.2013 17:58

So Samsung makes phone from 4-6 inches now. And then the tablet series. Sounds just like Apple: "Conquer every size"

Phones that big are useless. It is actually better to get a tablet. They last longer and have better support. If you want multimedia presentation and note-taking, please use your laptop or tablet.

In the near future, your phone-tablet-computer-watch-glasses-socks-toothbrush-nail clipper will be in one convenient ring-sized shape that uses plasma energy from the sun and has a urine purification system that generates the cleanest water on this planet. All while using its own dedicated $10,000,000,000 satellite to track planetary movement in our neighboring galaxy, Andromeda.

1412.4.2013 23:19

"... urine purification..."? I'm gonna need that!


But with the larger phones you don't need reading glasses... something my brother loves with his Galaxy Note.


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1513.4.2013 9:17

5.8 is perfect for me. I do not have to squint. A tablet in my position is useless but this, ideal.


This is superman

1613.4.2013 23:05

Originally posted by dali:
Exactly... Battery issues aside, in which pocket is anyone supposed to place a device so huge?
My jackets have all been able to take a 7" tablet on the inside pockets.

1714.4.2013 5:06

Originally posted by Interestx:
Originally posted by dali:
Exactly... Battery issues aside, in which pocket is anyone supposed to place a device so huge?
My jackets have all been able to take a 7" tablet on the inside pockets.
Cargo pants?

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

1814.4.2013 6:13

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by Interestx:
Originally posted by dali:
Exactly... Battery issues aside, in which pocket is anyone supposed to place a device so huge?
My jackets have all been able to take a 7" tablet on the inside pockets.
Cargo pants?
Any big pockets, because the mobile generator you will need too also carry to run the phone will balance you up.

1914.4.2013 6:59

Originally posted by bobwheel2:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by Interestx:
Originally posted by dali:
Exactly... Battery issues aside, in which pocket is anyone supposed to place a device so huge?
My jackets have all been able to take a 7" tablet on the inside pockets.
Cargo pants?
Any big pockets, because the mobile generator you will need too also carry to run the phone will balance you up.
The joke in Zoolander was that mobiles would get tinier haha.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

2014.4.2013 8:02

i wouldnt call it a phone i'd call it a mini computer with calling functions.

i have seen a urine purification device on some tv show it was basically a flask that heats the urine up to a very high temperature and within minutes it turns clears.

think cargo pants have big pockets i remember the wu-tang jeans as a teenagers fit a 17inch moniter in them pockets.


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2114.4.2013 20:22

Originally posted by dali:
Exactly... Battery issues aside, in which pocket is anyone supposed to place a device so huge? Will we males need to start wearing handbags always thanks to Samsung? 6.3" is dangerously close to 7". That is, the size of the first Samsung Galaxy Tab. As a matter of fact, when such tabs started to show up, we used to take pictures of us at work using them as regular phones when testing an IP calling app, only to mock ourselves because we looked ridiculous. About 4.5" is the optimal size for me.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Apr 2013 @ 20:34

2214.4.2013 20:33

This looks cool! I want one. I have a 7" now and it's just a little too big to stuff in most pockets, so yes, I put it in a small hand bag.
The GALAXY Mega 6.3 is 88mm wide, that's 3.46". That will fit fine in a big pocket. The screen goes almost right to the edge, that's the ticket.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Apr 2013 @ 20:38

2315.4.2013 7:37

Yes, I can understand that some people may like or want this, but I think they will be a very small market. I don't know in your countries, but in mine it's fairly hot during the summer season, so I spend a big part of the year wearing just jeans and a t-shirt, no jacket. That device wouldn't fit in any of my pockets, and I don't want to carry a handbag because I'm not used to it and I'm quite absentminded, so I would lose it sooner or later (probably much more sooner than later).


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2415.4.2013 15:56

Originally posted by Jemborg:
"... urine purification..."? I'm gonna need that!


But with the larger phones you don't need reading glasses... something my brother loves with his Galaxy Note.
How about "Pee Power"
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-575...eled-generator/

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2522.4.2013 0:44

as soon as i know this phone has long battery life with premium finish and it has eye control sensor

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