Samsung touts big-screen Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 smartphones

Posted by Thomas Anderson

Samsung has officially unveiled its big-screen Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 smartphones.

Many consider smartphones with screens in the above-mentioned size range to be phablets, skirting the gap between the traditional smartphone and larger screens of traditional tablets.

The Mega 6.3 boasts a 720p HD resolution display that supports landscape mode. Samsung says the device is also very lightweight and thin, making it portable and easy-to-use. Both devices feature Group Play allowing you to share content with up to eight devices over the same Wi-Fi network. The phones also have technology to turn them into IR remote controls for compatible TVs.

The Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a screen resolution supporting qHD. Other than the screen size, one of the biggest differences between the two devices is the processor. The Mega 5.8 is equipped with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, while the Mega 6.3 is fitted with a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor.

Both smartphones feature eight-megapixel rear cameras and 1.9-megapixel front cameras. The phones also have integrated Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB ports, and support for GPS. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is available with 8 GB of internal storage and supports memory parts of up to 64 GB.

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 offers the same features, along with support for NFC technology. The Mega 6.3 will be available with 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage, and includes a memory card slot supporting up to 64 GB cards. Both smartphones will be available in Europe in Russia in May at an undisclosed price, and there is unfortunately no word about when the devices will be available in the States.