Reports about Samsung working on the Galaxy Mega successor had surfaced online few months back. Today, specifications about the phablet has been spotted on GFX Benchmark database. The device which has a model number SM-G7508 boasts of a 5.9 inch screen with 1280 x 720 resolution.
Samsung seems to be keeping a lot of new things under cover like the Galaxy Tab S series tablet, the Galaxy S5 Prime and a mini version of the flagship – Galaxy S5 Mini. According to the latest information provided to GSMArena, there seems to be another device that is being worked up on and it is the Galaxy Mega successor.
Ever since the original Galaxy Note, Samsung has continuously shocked us with screen sizes on their smartphones. Predictably, that has continued with the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and its bigger brother, the Mega 6.3 with the world’s biggest screen, on a smartphone that is. We initially thought it was ridiculous that Huawei launched a 6.1 inch device at CES, but Samsung has one-upped them, actually 0.2-upped them with a more monstrous 6.3 inch screen. After a good amount of ridicule and plenty of surprises, we have finally tested this Smartphone-Tablet hybrid in whole and here are our complete thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. Retailing at Rs 32,990, is this the large screen phablet you are waiting for? Lets find out.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is a part of Samsung’s two pronged approach to capture the audience looking for a device even bigger than the 5.5inch Note 2 but smaller than a tablet. Targeting the 5.8 inch and 6.3 inch segments, Samsung now has handsets at practically every screen size. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 incorporates a large screen with dual SIM capabilities to offer an interesting proposition. Is it worth taking a look at ? Read on to find out. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Review”
Yesterday, Samsung unveiled two new Galaxy devices at a launch event in Chennai. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 are the two new entrants to the new Mega series of devices solely focused on big screened smartphone computing. Out of the two devices launched, which were set to be available in India real soon, we already have the Galaxy Mega 5.8 listed as available on Snapdeal, the online retailer for a price of Rs. 24,900 which is two hundred rupees lesser than the launch price of Rs. 25,100. Although it is currently listed as sold out, we think that the devices are already trickling down into the retail channels and you will be able to get the device sooner than what Samsung said, we feel. Check out our photo gallery of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and the first impressions of the device.
Update: It is available on the Samsung eStore too, for the same price.
Here is my first impressions of the just announced Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 which was announced yesterday in Chennai. We got some hands on time with the latest member of the Duos Dual SIM range from Samsung and the handset is also the smaller of the 2 Galaxy Mega devices announced. The phone is priced at Rs.25100 and packs a really large 5.8 inch display with a qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels. It also packs 2 microSIM card slots with a Smart Dual SIM feature. There is 8GB of inbuilt memory on board and also room for expansion using the microSD card slot which supports cards upto 64GB.
Watch the hands on video of the Galaxy Mega 5.8 below
We just got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and it is truly a mega phone with a massive 6.3 inch screen true to its name. The screen is a Super clear LCD with a 720p resolution and the phone is powered by a 1.7 GHz Dual core Snapdragon processor with 1.5GB of RAM. There is 16GB of inbuilt memory and also a microSD card slot which can take upto a 64GB microSD. The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 which is the latest version of Android with Samsung’s TouchWiz layer on top.
Here are some exclusive photos of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 from the launch event in Chennai where Samsung launched the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3. This is the largest display on a phone from Samsung even with a 6.3 inch SupercClear LCD display Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Photo Gallery”
We got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 here in Chennai where the Korean handset maker launched the new Galaxy Mega range of devices. Here are some photos of the phone from the launch event.The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is part of the Duos range of Dual SIM phones from Samsung and packs a 5.8 inch screen which is obvious from the model name. The display resolution is only qHD (960x540pixels) and the phone is priced at Rs.25100
Samsung India is holding a launch event today in Chennai where the company is expected to add an interesting device to it’s Galaxy line up of Android devices.Samsung has not yet revealed what device would be launched but Fone Arena has learned from multiple sources including retailers that Samsung would launch the Galaxy Mega[6.3 inch version], [5.8inch version]in India today. It is not clear if Samsung would launch both the 5.8 inch and 6.3 inch versions of the Galaxy Mega in India.UK pricing for the 6.3 version was revealed recently along with a July release date. So India might be one of the first few countries to get this new device. It would be worth mentioning that the 5.8 inch version is a Dual SIM phone and less expensive of the lot so we might see Samsung launching the Galaxy Mega 5.8 today. Although I would love to see them launch the 6.3 version as well. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Mega might launch in India today”
A new report suggests that Samsung might be working on a new line of devices even larger than the Galaxy Note phablet. Dubbed the Galaxy Mega, the ‘phones’ will sport displays ranging between 5.8 inches and 6.3 inches. The operating system of choice is expected to be Android.