Samsung’s large screen phablets have finally been launched in India, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8. This follows a global unveil sometime in early April. They would be the two largest smartphones from the Samsung Galaxy range. So this makes the Galaxy Note II which is 5.5 inches a lesser device. The Mega 6.3 is actually some .2 inches larger than the Huawei Ascend Mate which is 6.1 inches. These two also came to address a niche below what is the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note price points but need to have a large screen display. Something like what the Galaxy Grand also does. They are single SIM though, and no Stylus on board.
The two, Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Mega 5.8 came out sometime after the Galaxy S 4 was already out in the market, so some Galaxy S 4 specific features are already available on the Galaxy Mega series before they do go to others like Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. They even run the latest Android version Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. See below some of these features that are available for the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3:
Galaxy mega 6.3 is as it’s name suggests, 6.3 inches of HD 720p TFT screen powered by a 1.7 Dual Core processor and 1.5 GB RAM, internally there is options of 8 and 16 GB memory. The battery is a 3200 mAh, camera is 8 MP rear, 1.9 front and it supports NFC. Samsung specific features include Air view, Multi-windows, WatchON, S Translator and Story Album.
Mega 6.3 comes at a price point of Rs 31,490 ($559/ Kshs 48,000) with some pre-arranged niceties in terms of data from local mobile carriers.
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 on the other hand is a 5.8 inch QHD TFT screen device powered by 1.4 GHz Dual-Core processor and also has 1.5 GB RAM, runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with an 8GB internal storage. Battery is a 2600 mAh and cameras are 8MP and 1.9 rear and front respectively. Price point for this is Rs 25,100 ($445/Kshs 44,000) also with some data offerings.
We have a full list of features for both Mega 6.3 and Mega 5.8 here.