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Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:05

Samsung officially announces Galaxy Mega phablets

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Mega 5.8

Samsung has now officially announced its new Galaxy Mega lineup of Android phablets, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8. As the name suggests we are looking at 6.3-inch and 5.8-inch devices that should be an affordable alternative to Samsung's Note phablet.

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is based on Exynos 5250 chipset with a dual-core Cortex-A15 based CPU clocked at 1.7GHz, Mali-T604 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM. It is built around a 6.3-inch LCD 1280x720 touchscreen with 233 ppi making it quite hefty at 167.6x88x8mm and 199g.

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The rest of the specs include rear 8-megapixel and front 1.9-megapixel cameras, 8 or 16GB of internal storage space expandable by microSD slot, LTE, 801.11abgnac, NFC, MHL, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, IR emitter and Android 4.2 OS paired up with Samsung's ToucWiz. It also lacks S Pen which is reserved for higher-end devices.

The "smaller" Galaxy Mega 5.8 is based on the same Exynos 5250 chipset but the CPU clock speed has been dropped down to 1.4GHz. The 5.8-inch LCD screen has to make due with lower qHD 960x540 with around 190 of pixel per inch density. In order to make it as cheap as possible, Samsung also got rid of LTE support and NFC and it also sticks to slower 802.11abgn WiFi. Since it is based on a smaller 5.8-inch screen, the entire phablet is also smaller, but thicker, measuring 162.6x82.4x9mm. It weighs 182g.

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The camera duo appears to be the same as on the 6.3-inch Mega but it also comes with a weaker 2,600mAh battery. The good side of the story is that it will also ship with Android 4.2 OS.

Unfortunately, Samsung did not reveal any details on the price for its Galaxy Mega lineup but did say that will be available worldwide and Europe should get it in May.


Last modified on Thursday, 11 April 2013 17:27
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