Seeing that Phablet-sized phones are really starting to catch on Samsung is bringing their 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega smartphone to the U.S. market. This is the ideal hybrid mobile device for those who want to experience smartphone portability with the immersive experience of a tablet.
“We continue to bring innovation with our Galaxy family of devices, with the Galaxy Mega representing a manifestation of consumer’s enthusiasm for our thin, large screen designs,” said Nick DiCarlo, vice president of product planning and marketing at Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy Mega combines exceptional features from the Samsung Galaxy smartphone family with a 6.3-inch screen, making it an optimal device for movies, books, music and games.”
The large screen is obviously the attention grabber here. The 6.3-inch HD Super Clear panel has a 1280 x 720 resolution. Powering the Galaxy Mega is a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and 1.5 GB of memory. Other features include a 8-Megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9-Megapixel front-facing camera, microSD card slot, and a 3200 mAh battery for extended use. It will be running Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) standard.
AT&T will be have the device available on August 23rd for $24 per month with AT&T next or for $150 with a 2-year service agreement. Sprint says they will carry the device sometime “later this year”.