Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 And Galaxy Mega 6.3 Announced – Because ‘Moar’ Is Never Enough

Samsung has today announced a couple of devices that were leaked some time back. They’re calling them Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3. Galaxy Mega is a new line, and Samsung is probably aiming to take the concept of a Galaxy Note (minus the S-Pen) to lower price points, probably upper and mid mid-range.

(The headline is inspired by PCMags’s Sascha Segan, who explained why he’s giving up on these huge devices and Android, here, in a rather good manner.)

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

The Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 come with, you guessed it, 5.8″ and 6.3″ displays. The type of display used is TFT LCD. Specs follow.

  • Android 4.2 with Samsung’s TouchWiz on top
  • 6.3″ TFT LCD display, HD resolution (1280×720 pixels)
  • 1.7 GHz dual core processor
  • 8 MP camera, LED flash, HD recording; front facing 1.9 MP camera
  • 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB / 16 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Hotspot
  • 3200 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is the same as the 6.3, but for a few changes.

  • Android 4.2 with Samsung’s TouchWiz on top
  • 5.8″ TFT LCD display, qHD resolution (960×540 pixels)
  • 1.4 GHz dual core processor
  • 8 MP camera, LED flash, HD recording; front facing 1.9 MP camera
  • 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Hotspot
  • 2600 mAh battery

There’s not much wrong with the two devices, except that the screen resolutions are on the lower side, and that they’re still called phones. This is just so wrong. Call it something else, anything but a phone, Samsung.

The Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 will start rolling out in May to Europe and Russia, with other parts of the world getting it thereafter. I’m curious to see how the market responds to these devices.