It’s a mega announcement (sorry) – Samsung will release not one but two Galaxy Mega smartphones.
Samsung Mobile confirmed today that the company would release the larger and more impressively specced 6.3 inch Mega.
As rumoured, the phone would run with Android 4.2 on a 1.7GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM and a pretty hefty 3200mAh battery. The rear facing camera weighs in at 8MP and the front facing is 1.9MP, with all the various Samsung photography capabilities such as Best Photo, Best Face and more. Other capabilities include Samsung WatchON which turns the device into a remote controller for a TV and S Translator, a (you guessed it) translation service debuted at the Galaxy S4 event.
It will run with 8 or 16GB of internal memory with microSD expansion options up to 64GB.
The phone is slim at 8mm thick, measuring 167.6 by 88mm, and weighs in at 199g; the Galaxy S3 by comparison weighed in at 131 and the Note 2 weighed in at 183g.
Samsung also said it would release the Mega 5.8″, which would also run Android 4.2 with a dual core processor and expandable memory options.
The smaller 5.8 inch device dropped resolution to 960×540 display, and would run with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor. Packing the same 8MP camera, the device would only come in the 8GB model, Endgadget said.
Samsung said the Mega would be available from the beginning of May globally, initially in Europe and Russia, with availability varying by market and roll out occurring gradually.
Samsung UK confirmed the Mega 6.3 would be available from mid-May in the UK from all major operators, but that the Mega 5.8 would not be available in the UK.