“Samsung has finally revealed its latest oversized smartphones, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3,” Aaron Souppouris reports for The Verge.
“Larger than even Samsung’s enormous 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2, both phones are low- to mid-range in terms of specifications,” Souppouris reports. “The larger Galaxy Mega has a 6.3-inch 720p display, LTE connectivity, 8GB or 16GB of storage, and a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, while the 5.8-inch model has a qHD display, HSPA connectivity, 8GB of storage, and a 1.4GHz dual-core processor.”
Souppouris reports, “Samsung hasn’t detailed exact availability, but says the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 will launch in Europe next month before gradually expanding to other territories. ”
Read more in the full article here.
Hubert Nguyen writes for UberGizmo, “I have to say that the Galaxy Mega takes things to the next level. This is almost like typing on an iPad mini, except that it is a fully featured phone in a form-factor that is usable in my hand.” “I say it’s not for everyone because there is still a large crowd that wants a one-handed smartphone, or thinks that beyond 5-inch, it’s really ‘too big.'”
Nguyen writes, “The raw performance of this smartphone will be less than the Galaxy S4, and possibly even less than the Galaxy Note 2 — we haven’t had a chance to run any benchmarks since this unit was not the final hardware. What we can say at the moment, is that we don’t expect it to score very high.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We just wrote yesterday about what would happen if Apple made a 5-inch iPhone: “They’d say that a 5-inch display isn’t large enough as Apple continues to pile up quarter after quarter of record-breaking, yet somehow ‘disappointing,’ iPhone sales.”
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. For when you’ve got no taste, <a href="http://macdailynews.com/2012/08/06/court-shown-evidence-that-samsung-copied-apples-iphone-icons/" target="_new"no morals or no clue – and no eyesight.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]