Samsung Galaxy Mega Smartphones Offer Gigantic Screens

Today Samsung announced its new Samsung Galaxy Mega lineup which brings giant 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch displays to otherwise mid-range devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega like features a 5.8-inch and a 6.3-inch smartphone, both of which look like slight larger versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 2. The phone’s lack the high-end specs of the Galaxy S4 and the S Pen input of the Note 2, however. They are just giant phones with mid-range specs for those who don’t mind almost unwieldy screen sizes.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Galaxy Mega: Specs Won’t Compare

Samsung Galaxy Mega

The 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega has an HD display, which likely means it has a 720p display and not the 1080p screen of recent high-end phones. The phone uses a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 8MP rear-facing camera and 1.9MP front-facing camera further cementing its place as a mid-range phone. Unlike most other Android phones, however, the Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch will ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega has similar specs to the 6.3-inch except for its screen. The 5.8-inch display on the Galaxy Mega has a qHD display {960×540), which means it has a depressing low pixel density for its size. The smaller model also only supports HSPA+ while the 6.3-inch supports 4G LTE in areas that have it.

Samsung’s larger phone also has a larger battery, 3000 mAh in the 6.3-inch compared to the 2600 mAh inside the 5.8-inch Galaxy Mega.

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Like all other Samsung Android phones, the Galaxy Mega phones come with TouchWiz laid on top of Android and a number of Samsung apps. Apps pre-installed on the Galaxy Mega include S Note, S Translate, Group Play, Air View and Multi Window. The only Galaxy S4 feature they don’t seem to have are the special camera functions.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega lineup will come to Europe and Russia sometime this May. It is unlikely the phones will come to the U.S.

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