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Samsung Goes Mega with Two Huge Handsets

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Apr 11, 2013, 7:13 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung today introduced the Galaxy Mega line, two new smartphones that stretch the upper limits of the "phablet" category, but aren't as high-end as the Galaxy Note II. The two Mega devices share many features, with the main difference between them being screen size. One has a 6.3-inch display, and the other has a 5.8-inch display. Both the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Mega 5.8 run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and are chock full of Samsung's TouchWiz software and applications. Some of the apps on board include Story Album, S Travel, ChatON, IR Blaster, S Translator, Drama Shot, AirView, and Group Play. Other shared features include 8-megapixel main cameras with 1.9-megapixel user-facing cameras; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, and MHL; support for microSD cards up to 64GB and 1.5GB of RAM; and sensors such as accelerometer, proximity, and geomagnetic (compass).

According to Samsung the Mega 6.3 and 5.8 will ship to Russia and European markets beginning in May. Samsung didn't say if the Mega series would be sold in the U.S.

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Apr 11, 2013, 1:35 PM

Scrap materials

It seems like Samsung ended up with a ton of old galaxy 2 parts, and decided not to let them go to waste... the new version of the Galaxy SII, these 2 phones... not exactly low end as far as smartphones go at all, but the specs seem dated... Aside from the enormous screen, of course.
The phones are powerhouses! You don't NEED a 1.9ghz quad core processor. The GS II is a very quick phone, still very compotent, and still very relevant to todays needs. Thats the 2, not the 3 or the upcoming 4. There are still brand new phones that ...

Apr 11, 2013, 8:40 AM

Other Uses

With an otter box, the device doubles as a goalies blocker, they are also large enough to serve a pizza off of.

Secondary uses: Umbrella, Sunshade, Frisbee, Awning, Waiters Platter, Desk, etc.
LOL 6.3"!!! whyyyy?? this must be just an experiment. It's just gotta be!
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