Oct 25th, 2013


It isn’t news that the Samsung Galaxy Mega is headed to Sprint, but is the release finally approaching?  Official word of the handset’s destination was announced over the summer along with AT&T and US Cellular, but we haven’t heard much since. Now we are greeted with our first official press render of the Sprint variant courtesy of @evleaks.

A bit of background on the Mega. Samsung actually launched the handset in two size options, 5.8 and 6.3-inch variants, in other parts of the world earlier this year. The latter is the version expected to hit Sprint as a mid-ranged phablet option to sit alongside the rest of Samsung’s lineup, including the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. The handset features a 720p display, 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, and 1.5GB RAM. The Galaxy Mega also sports an 8MP camera.

The device, which will launch with Android 4.2.2 if things haven’t changed since its initial announcement, will come in two colors: Nova Black and Polaris White. What we see here is the Nova Black option dressed up for the Now Network. Of course, you wouldn’t know that from carrier branding. The handset is lacking any whatsoever. But you will notice a Sprint Zone icon resting ever so snuggly on the homescreen. Also note a date of November 8th displayed on the render, which falls two weeks from today. Is a clue towards when this big boy will be available?

We’re still awaiting a final release date for the handset, but rest assured, it looks like plans haven’t been scrapped. It’s far from a Galaxy Note 3 in terms of specs an performance, but it offers a decent option for those looking for a larger display without blowing their entire piggy bank. What do you guys think? Still excited about the Mega or did you already pick it up from AT&T? Let us know!

[via @evleaks]

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