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Samsung announces Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3

Samsung has announced its latest “best of both worlds” line of devices, introducing us to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. The two new handsets not only combine the portability of a smartphone with the functionality of a tablet, but they also offer a mix of affordable hardware with Samsung’s full Galaxy experience.

The Galaxy Mega 5.8 features a 5.8-inch qHD display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, and 1.5GB RAM. The Android 4.2 handset also features an 8MP rear camera and 1.9MP front-facing camera. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 sports a 6.3-inch HD display and 1.7GHz dual-core processor. Other specs remain mostly the same between the two sizes, save for the LTE connectivity of the larger device.

Europe and Russia will be the first domains to receive the new Galaxy Mega phones, which will begin shipping in May. Exact pricing details were not divulged.

[via Samsung]

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • kev2684

    shipping with 4.2? not bad. not bad at all.

    • Ryan O’Neill

      5.8″ qHD display? Very bad.

      • kev2684

        it’s a mid-range phablet. what do you expect?

        • Tony Lai

          At least a 720p on that 5.8 display. But I guess pentile 720p is like crap anyway.

          • bluevoodo

            pentile is 33% percent less pixels than advertised so you are getting less than 720p

        • DavidVarghese

          But… why would they give a 5.8 inch screen qHD? It’ll look terrible… Not sure what market Samsung is trying to please here

      • Doug W

        This is meant to be a MID-RANGE phone. Stop trying to shove top end specs into non-top end phones. For people buying off contract as most of Europe does, the price point of these beasts should help Sammy get higher market share. A full on HD screen would surely add a lot to the price. So would moving up to top end quad / octa core CPUs etc. Not everyone has the cash to spend $699 for an off contact phone, so don’t bash the phones which don’t have the insides to warrant that kind of price.

  • DavidB23

    Where are they finding enough plastic to make all these gigantic phones?

    • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

      Apple did the world a favor and refused to use plastic so all the other important phones in the world could use it.

    • bluevoodo

      plastic bags, old tires, old bottles, tupperware, etc etc.

  • Caleb Loop

    This looks like the s4.

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    And the note 2, s3 and every other post gs2 phone samsung has put out.

    • uniquename72

      And yet, if you showed me both an S4 and this, I’d somehow be able to tell them apart.

      I must be psychic or something.

  • Matt Laney

    Galaxy Mega Pixels

  • Chris Stroemel

    As much as I love Android, I’m going to be forced to leave unless somebody makes a phone that I can actually hold and fit in my pants.

    • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

      Really? With phones like the s3 and s4 mini the RAZR m and other not sure how you can say that

    • barondebxl

      Stop wearing skinny jeans.

    • Big_EZ

      Unless you wear skinny jeans or daisy dukes you shouldn’t have a problem with 99% of phones. My Note 2 fits inside the change pocket inside my pocket.

    • DannyB2

      Hi, is that a Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 in your pocket?

    • bluevoodo

      Its Android world you should cater to Samsung not them to you. Big phone grow bigger hands, and wear baggier clothing, punny human……/S

  • Knobskin

    LCD display on one those seems like a nice change!!!

  • blest

    Stop it Sammy lol. Go home you’re drunk.

    • Mike Reid

      Stinking rich drunk.

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  • Christopher Robert

    Does anyone think they will actually buy one of these phones? It seems a bit on the way to big side of things. I use a Note2 and I am still shying away from any phone near 6 inches.

  • SpackJarrow

    these don’t sound too bad (pricing dependent of course), apart from the fact the screen is far to big for me personally. I’m sure someone will buy these though, as long as they aren’t too expensive.

  • Bob Rudolph

    The wife broker the screen on her GS3 when she dropped it down a couple of concrete steps at a baseball game. Still works, screen isn’t cracked too badly and it is more than usable for the next year or so barring any other problems. I was thinking about giving her my GS3 and getting the Note 2, but, now… May have to wait on some reviews and when these will be available in the US or available unlocked with US capabilities.

    • bluevoodo

      cool story bro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Becker/649434881 Craig Becker

    Cant wait to see people running or at the gym with this giant 6.3″ phone on an arm band as if it is convenient and not ridiculous.

    • DYNK

      Obviously you’ve never been to a gym?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SilSpd Daniel Jacob Martinez

    And still only 4 icons across, lol!

  • Tony Lai

    Are these phones having pentile displays on the already crappy low resolution screens?

  • Guest

    I’d just like to know why Samsung is still releasing dual core phones anymore. I mean really, after releasing the 8-core S4 (quad-core in the US), they follow that up with releasing a dual core???… what gives? I know I don’t want a mediocre phone, even if it has a bigger screen. :-

  • http://profiles.google.com/meadowsjared Jared Meadows

    I’d like to know why Samsung is STILL releasing dual-core phones, after releasing the 8-core S4 (quad-core for the US). Why are they turning around and releasing a dual-core phone?????….. What gives?!? :- I know I don’t want a mediocre phone, regardless of screen size. I mean, so it’s bigger, shouldn’t they be able to pack more into it, not less???? :-

    • bluevoodo

      / this guy proudly brought to you by Samsung, another MoAr Cores numbnuts, who probably has no idea about, core architecture or nanometer fabrication, but all he wants is MoAr CoReZ!

      • http://profiles.google.com/meadowsjared Jared Meadows

        Nah, I’m just tired of A: companies releasing mediocre phones, when they can do better and B: companies releasing different chips for different areas just because we’ve got LTE (yes, I understand WHY they do it, but I just blame the chip manufacturers for not building a dang chip compatible with LTE). I’m not a samsung fanboy, on the contrary, I’m mad at them for never making their chips compatible with LTE! :-P I do understand that just because it’s got more cores that doesn’t necessarily make it better. Anyways, back to my point…

        I just cringe when companies release something NEW and stuff, and it’s a step down which then makes less competition, and less progress towards better stuff. I know these are inexpensive phones, it just makes me sad that’s all…

    • uniquename72

      It’s inexpensive, relative to phones with higher specs — that’s the (obvious) point.

  • emajem_666i

    So many people love phablets like the note 2, making a budget friendly one was a great move financially

  • bluevoodo

    Damn it HTC, this makes it 3 phones you released just this week, why cant you concentrate on one phone instead, Oh wait its Samsung carry on! We need bigger screens, more sensors, car sized batteries, more cores, more megapixels, plastic and what ever crap the marketing department can think of. #Innovation ………../S

    • uniquename72

      “We need bigger screens, more sensors, car sized batteries, more cores, more megapixels, plastic … ”

      I think the word you’re looking for is “choice.”

      • bluevoodo

        A smarter choice would be more efficient battery use, better cameras, and more efficient android skin, but alas Samsung breeds these people who cant explain why they need more cores or higher megapixels. Sigh.

        • Alan DeMunck

          I can’t stand HTC phones. They keep restricting their phones by locking in the battery and limiting SD card expansion. The UI is complete nonsense to me, and quite redundant (downloads section in the app tray?). And while they do build a nice feeling phone, it always feels overly heavy and clunky to me. I disagree with their dark shades and overall tone of the device.

          I will be getting an HTC One, but only because my job will be paying for it as a secondary line. But you can pretty much guarantee I will be modding it to hell and back.

          • bluevoodo

            Why are you telling me about HTC, cool story bro. If you dont like Sense buy a phone without it, just do go around stupidly regurgitating Samsung’s advertisement, Moar cores, more, screen, more pixels hur dur, more plastic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004099239655 Alejandro Trujillo

    fuk all of u iphone fan boys. apple fanboys are jealous cuase they cnat afford the best

  • johnny989

    Samsung has jumped the shark

  • DYNK

    These will sell like hotcakes.
    A very good and must iteration for them (Samsung). The Note line is premium. Those wanting big screens can have it for bargain without feeling less outdated or cheap as they have kept the design similar to their Galaxy Flagship line.