Building on the success of its Galaxy range of smartphones, Samsung is set to add a few more devices to its collection, including the Galaxy Mega, well described as a ‘phablet.’ The company is reportedly working on two models of Mega – Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3 – in white and black colors. The numbers denote the screen size. SamMobile, which claims to have received official information about the release of Mega models, expects the devices to launch globally during May-June 2013.
The white version of Mega 5.8 is expected between May 13th and 19th, while the black version will arrive between June 17th and 23rd. Coming to Mega 6.3, its black version will debut on May 6th while the white version will arrive on May 20th. The Mega 6.3 model is expected to hit U.K. stores.
As the name suggests, the mega handset, probably, the biggest smartphone, is rightly called a phablet, as it denotes a smartphone cum tablet. Samsung touts the capability of the device to combine the portability of a smartphone with the viewing experience and multitasking facilities of a tablet.
Either model features the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 8 MP rear camera, 1.9 MP front camera, 1.5 GB RAM, and 8 GB internal storage with expandable memory via microSD card slot. Mega 5.8 has a 1.4 GHz processor while Mega 6.3 has a 1.7 GHz processor.
The Mega models share similarities with the Galaxy Note range, both being bigger than the Note 2. Despite the size, they lack the S pen stylus feature of Note 2, but are more budget-friendly compared to the Note series.
Samsung seems to be geared towards cashing in on the potential of bigger screens that have grabbed consumers’ attention for extensive multimedia viewing, web browsing, etc.