An innovator that never seems to stop, Samsung has expanded its Android smartphone lineup with the addition of their Galaxy Mega series. The South Korean manufacturer has recently announced two phones under this range, namely Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8. Both these smart phones will run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), which is the latest and at the same time presently available on only a few devices.
As the name suggests, Galaxy Mega 6.3, comes with a 6.3-inch TFT HD display and is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor. This device has 1.5GB RAM and comes in 8 and 16GB memory options, with an external micro SD card support up to 64GB. This phone can connect to the internet over 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks and transfer data via Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 and NFC. The manufacturer has strapped an 8MP camera with LED flash on the back of the device, whereas a 1.9MP cam on the front.
Galaxy Mega 5.8, The smaller device in the line-up, comes with a 5.8-inch TFT touch screen and runs on a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU, coupled with 1.5GB RAM. This phone is available with only 8GB internal storage and supports external micro SD cards with capacities up to 64GB. Connectivity features in the device include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0. On the back of this smartphone is an 8MP shooter with LED flash, while a 1.9MP unit is used on the front panel.
As of now, there is no word on pricing from the manufacturer, though the company says both devices are expected to launch in May.
JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & mobile business, Samsung Electronics said that” We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more,” . He also added that “We are excited to provide another choice to meet our consumers’ varying lifestyles, all while maintaining the high-quality features of the award-winning Galaxy series.”