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Samsung introduces new phablet range; launches Galaxy Mega 6.3, 5.8

First published: April 11, 2013, 6:09 PM IST | Updated: April 11, 2013
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Samsung introduces new phablet range; launches Galaxy Mega 6.3, 5.8
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Galaxy Mega 5.8 have an an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and feature a dual-core processor.

New Delhi: Encouraged by the response to its Galaxy Note series pf phones, Samsung is going bigger in its phablet plans. The South Korean electronics giant has announced a new range under its Galaxy series of smartphones - the Galaxy Mega.

The first two Galaxy Mega phones are the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Galaxy Mega 5.8, which have a screen size considerably larger than the Galaxy Note 2 that measures 5.5 inches.

The Galaxy Mega phones are equipped with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera. Both the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and feature a dual-core processor and supprot 64GB of expandable memory.

Samsung says the Galaxy Mega smartphones will be available globally beginning May from Europe and Russia and the company press release makes no mention of the price.

Specifications

Samsung GalaxyMega 6.3

Network: LTE100/50Mbps, HSPA+21/5.76
Display: 6.3-inch (159.7mm) HD TFT
Processor: 1.7GHz Dual Core AP
OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera: Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera; Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S. GPS+GLONASS, NFC, MHL
Sensor: Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope
Memory: 8/16GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) + 1.5GB RAM
Dimension: 167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm, 199g
Battery: Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Network: HSPA+21/5.76
Display: 5.8-inch (147mm) QHD TFT
Processor: 1.4GHz Dual Core AP
OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera: Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera; Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S, GPS+GLONASS
Sensor: Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope
Memory: 8GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) + 1.5GB RAM
Dimension: 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm, 182g
Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh

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