Samsung reveals 6.3-inch and 5.8-inch Galaxy Mega
12th Apr 2013 | 08:18
Hulk phone smash
Samsung has finally lifted the veil off its mythical, supersized Galaxy Mega, which will be arriving in both 6.3-inch and 5.8-inch versions.
Taking the crown from the Galaxy Note II for Samsung's biggest smartphone, the 6.3-inch Mega sports a HD screen for landscape support, while the handset itself is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM.
Meanwhile, the 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel frontfacing snappers bring the twin-camera love, though they don't quite match up those found on the Galaxy S4.
The 5.8-inch model, on the other hand, takes an expected step down in power, pushing the resolution down to qHD (960 x 540), while running on a 1.4GHz dual-core processor.
The Mega runs on Android 4.2, along with LTE and HSPA radios and GPS functionality. As for when you can get your extra-large hands on it, the phone is set to launch in the US and UK in May.
Update: It has been confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 will not be coming to the UK, so those of you who are in Britain will have to make do with the massive 6.3-inch version.
There's nothing on pricing yet, though one unofficial EU retailer has the larger Galaxy Mega 6.3 listed for €699 (around £600/$900/AUS$865).
We've had a scout around but so far there's no sign of retailers putting up pre-registration pages. We expect that will change very soon.