The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, a large screen smartphone recently announced by Samsung, will evidently be available to consumers in the United States as a Galaxy Note 2 competitor though it’s unclear if any carrier will officially pick up the new device.
Earlier this month, Samsung announced the new Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8 smartphones, smartphones that have massive displays, larger than the Galaxy Note 2 even. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 in particular features a massive 6.3-inch display that features HD resolution, a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 8MP rear-facing camera and 1.9MP front-facing camera and a massive 3,000 mAh battery. It comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, an update that hasn’t arrived yet for older Samsung devices.
Samsung has been mum on a specific release date and thus far, we haven’t heard any American carriers pipe up about either the Galaxy Mega 6.3 or Galaxy Mega 5.8. That though hasn’t stopped details from flowing.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 has been spotted by Engadget, passing through the FCC on its way to the United States in some capacity or the other. The device, with model number GT-I9200 is not the 4G LTE variant which will pass through with model number GT-9205, if it ever passes through at all. Instead, this device is the HSPA+ version of the device and it sports compatibility with AT&T’s bands which means that, at the very least, it likely will be usable on AT&T’s network.
It’s unclear yet whether it will come to AT&T’s network officially, possibly in a pre-paid capacity, or if it will shun a carrier arrival altogether. Neither AT&T nor Samsung could confirm its arrival at this time.
If and when it does make it to the United States, it will face some serious competition not only from the Samsung Galaxy S4 which boasts a 5-inch display, but also from the Galaxy Note 2 which not only has a massive 5.5-inch display but also a unique S Pen stylus.
Those that want to get an even bigger screen on their smartphone, to the tune of 6.3-inches of space, should be able to at some point down the road.