Samsung Galaxy Mega - 6.3” in the palm of your hand

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that size doesn’t matter! Samsung clearly thinks so, and is introducing a two new handsets to topple their current 5.5 inch behemoth, the Galaxy Note II, by nearly an inch. Say hello to the next phone + tablet to the market – the Galaxy Mega, all 6.3 inches of it!


Galaxy Mega 6.3

On paper, you’re getting, what can almost be described as a generic, run of the mill, Android handset:

  • 6.3 inch HD TFT
  • 1.7 GHz dual core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB or 16GB onboard storage + up to 64GB microSD
  • 3G, 4G Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.9MP front facing camera
  • Android 4.2 – Jellybean
  • 3,200 mAh battery
  • 167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm , 199g 

The standout detail is most definitely the screen size. With the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire starting at 7 inches in screen size, it’s not going to be long before the lines between phone and tablet are completely blurred or simply won’t exist.


Galaxy Mega 5.8

For those of you that like a phone that’s less meaty, the Mega also comes in a 5.8 inch size.

  • 5.8 inch QHD TFT
  • 1.4 GHz dual core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB onboard storage + up to 64GB microSD
  • 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.9MP front facing camera
  • Android 4.2 – Jellybean
  • 2,600 mAh battery
  • 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm,  182g

Both devices easily eclipse the Galaxy Note II, and with the Galaxy S4 just around the corner, Samsung is clearly going down the route of bigger is better when it comes to their flagship devices. JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics has said:

We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more. 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 handsets will arrive in May and the consumer is going to be spoilt for choice. There has been no word on price, but with the current Note II selling for anywhere between £500 and £550 in the UK and $550 in the US, expect both Mega handsets to be priced at the same premium.

To be honest, we’d be happy as long as it fit in our pockets!

Source and Images: Samsung Press Release

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With S Pen = Note! Without S Pen = Galaxy! OctaCore or CuadCore = High End! Anything else Mid to Low End! In ALL sizes!

No, samcrap.

I already have my TABLET, i dont need a phone/tablet ..

stupid company.

Hope u go to the dark now without apple money ,,, yes, u LOST IT !

Sonne said,
I will hold this dinner plate sized phone to my face like a boss, DEAL WITH IT

You do that, and I ever see you in public, you'll get a Simpsons Nelson Muntz HAAA HA from me with a finger pointed straight at your head!

Soon we'll have clothing manufacturers design detachable or externally sowed on gigantic pockets.

Or the people buying this phone can stick it in their arse pockets and let's see what happens

It's really not the size. I can guarantee most users on here would jump all over a Nokia 5.5 inch Windows Phone 8 with Nokia's great build quality. Don't kid yourself folks!

So if Samsung was really all about innovation and knowing their customers, why would they put dual core processor when all other phones adding quad-core so that games can be played smoothly on such GIANT screen?

volodoscope said,
So if Samsung was really all about innovation and knowing their customers, why would they put dual core processor when all other phones adding quad-core so that games can be played smoothly on such GIANT screen?
Bec this is a mid range phone for a lower market. DUH! Also a phone doesn't need quadcore...and the quad so far has been for the high end Galaxy S and Note devices, not mid or low end devices.

Point is no1 makes calls these days like in the early 2000s. And when they do they use head phones with mics. Also if u care what other duche bags think or formulate judgement about others then uv got to much time on ur hands and other problems.

Only issue here is these need quad cores and 2gb ram min. I'd like to see a higher res than 1920x1080p. Though

This is stupid. Every time I see people walking around (and talking) with these things they all look like idiot douche bags. Sorry but there is a limit of what is a large phone and what is a ridiculously large device that makes you look like a complete idiot while holding it on your face (not your ear - half of your face)...

Obry said,
This is stupid. Every time I see people walking around (and talking) with these things they all look like idiot douche bags. Sorry but there is a limit of what is a large phone and what is a ridiculously large device that makes you look like a complete idiot while holding it on your face (not your ear - half of your face)...
This coming from a person who doesn;t have an open mind. Beofre you call some a name, make sure you aren;t what you call them. In this case you're exact what you say they are.

TechieXP said,
This coming from a person who doesn;t have an open mind. Beofre you call some a name, make sure you aren;t what you call them. In this case you're exact what you say they are.

I don't have an open mind? And who are you to make such conclusion? You don't know me, you don't know anything about me. If you conclude I don't have an open mind by me expressing my personal opinions then maybe you need to open your own mind. People have opinions. Mine is that people who walk around with 6 inch bricks stapled to their face look like idiots. If you are one of those people then please just don't reply to my comments and live your happy life. It's a free world. You can do whatever makes you happy. Just don't get offended when people who think different than you think you look like an idiot...

Well they surely don't look as stupid as the ones that try to show some photos or videos to other 4 friends in a crappy small 4" or less and they all keep pushing each other because non can except the on in the center can really look. And by the way, you can use earbuds to answer calls, but you also can play games, look at movies, browse, message, etc. much better on bigger screens.

I'm still waiting the the Note II to go down in price. I've got an Asus tablet that I like allot and if I could use it as a phone and txt without the 3rd party apps I probably wouldn't need to get a new phone but my HTC Hero (POC) won't die and I've thrown it into the wall several times being so frustrated. So when are these new phones coming out and when are prices going down on the Note II and should I just wait for the Note III or Mega giant phone? HELP ! What a rat race game these cell companies are running on people and we just keep feeding these money sucking companies.

cropcircles said,
I'm still waiting the the Note II to go down in price. I've got an Asus tablet that I like allot and if I could use it as a phone and txt without the 3rd party apps I probably wouldn't need to get a new phone but my HTC Hero (POC) won't die and I've thrown it into the wall several times being so frustrated. So when are these new phones coming out and when are prices going down on the Note II and should I just wait for the Note III or Mega giant phone? HELP ! What a rat race game these cell companies are running on people and we just keep feeding these money sucking companies.

My coworker has that phone with iphone skin rom. From full charge at his desk, taking the phone, getting coffee and back it becomes half charge. Recommend u better off with nokia 3390.

cropcircles said,
I'm still waiting the the Note II to go down in price. I've got an Asus tablet that I like allot and if I could use it as a phone and txt without the 3rd party apps I probably wouldn't need to get a new phone but my HTC Hero (POC) won't die and I've thrown it into the wall several times being so frustrated. So when are these new phones coming out and when are prices going down on the Note II and should I just wait for the Note III or Mega giant phone? HELP ! What a rat race game these cell companies are running on people and we just keep feeding these money sucking companies.
The Gn2 starts at $199.99 on Amazon. All you need is an available upgrade or add a new line of service.

My Google Nexus 7 is 7". I can't imagine only a slightly smaller device fitting in my pocket, not to mention using it as a phone.

patseguin said,
My Google Nexus 7 is 7". I can't imagine only a slightly smaller device fitting in my pocket, not to mention using it as a phone.
Your imagination is wrong or sadly very limited.

It would be nice is they posted the dimensions. The 5.8 phone looks about the size of the GN2 which does fit in a pocket though it sticks out only a bit. i carry mine in my back pocket all the time. I see plenty of females who naturally have smaller hands than men and they love the Gn2 and GS3 just fine. JUst look on FB at Samsungs page and you can see the posts from them.

Something being ot big or to small is only in your head most times. Fix your imagination. When the Wright Brother made the first airplane, I am sure they imagined one day planes would be 100's of times its size and would transport lots of things.

The market decides, not us, if people like it they will buy it, if they don't like it they won't. I know I won't lose any sleep either way. Buy what you like.

Phouchg said,
Oh, thanks for explaining that, off we go then, to troll elsewhere...

...wait!
We are the very market you're talking about!

I disagree. Whenever ppl rave about something on here (htc, win8 etc) doesnt live up to expectations reversely (oh its too big, resolution/camera/features sux, etc) it tends to do well with the general public. just my opinion from my years of being on this site.

I think it's clear; "extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more", this Smart-EX-phones or more like 'Pocket Super Computers' are for people who does not care about the pone anymore, they are for people that views and reads much more in their pones than time spent making calls. I mean, who the heck today still phones more than messaging, browsing, photographing, reading, etc. I can simple get a Bluetooth headset and never put the phone to my ear anymore. Samsung got me sold!

VHMP01 said,
I can simple get a Bluetooth headset and never put the phone to my ear anymore. Samsung got me sold!

Surely you'd rather look ridiculous holding a big phone than wearing one of those horrendous bluetooth headsets that douchebag convertible drivers wear ?

Don´t worry, there are some small headsets, or as my wife that always uses corded earbuds with her S4 while driving, it's pretty simple solution today to not put a phablet to your head to anwer calls, and still could play games, watch movies, text, look at great photos, etc. way much better on a HUGE screen than on a crappy 4" or less, perhaps up to 7" if Samsung manages to make it fit in my pocket.

Right now the smartphones are getting bigger and bigger.
In the future we will get ever bigger smart glasses to the point where Smasung will release twin 24" TV's mounted to your head....

It wil be legen ....... wait for it ....... nah not going to happen .....


DARY!!

Looked at myself in the mirror trying out the Galaxy Note in a shop and I looked ridiculous. Unfortunately, taking the phone away didn't really improve the general ridiculousness of my face, but that aside, large phones look stupid.

virtorio said,
Looked at myself in the mirror trying out the Galaxy Note in a shop and I looked ridiculous. Unfortunately, taking the phone away didn't really improve the general ridiculousness of my face, but that aside, large phones look stupid.
That's why they come with headphones that have mics. That is why you can buy earpieces. They arent to big. They are just to big for you.

Too big...Samsung is just crapping out phones, like HTC used to back in the day. The quality shows too, I mean they are just overhyped subpar phones.

I have the Note 2 and am completely happy with it. What's sub-par about it? (other than the fact that at 4 months old, it's now "out-dated" /snicker).

They are putting out a wide range of phones for a wide range of people... Some people won't go above 3.5 for a phone... some people think the Note 2 is too small. Why shouldn't people have options?

I say, create a Galaxy of each size (3, 3.5, 4, 4.5...) and let the customers buy what they want.

Better than a one-size-fits-all than has been previously available.

Ok, what is this fascination of having a small tablet computer as a smartphone?
What point am I missing?
(SGS3 owner, and I think that is too big)