Following several weeks of founded and unfounded rumors, the company’s representatives have finally decided to announce that the 5.8 and 6.3 Galaxy Mega will become a reality. The mega series is allegedly designed to bridge the gap between the smartphones and tablets, offering users the best of both worlds in terms of portability, functionality, versatility and convenience.
The actual launch of the Mega is presumed to take place in May 2013. Whether or not it will be immediately available depends primarily on the market in your geographical location, because Samsung intends to roll them out gradually. But what exactly makes the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 so special? Let’s find out!
What the two devices – 5.8 and 6.3 – have in common
First of all, both Galaxy Mega are designed to operate on the newest version of the Android OS, namely 4.2 Jelly Bean. This opens up a whole world of possibilities in terms of integrating the latest entertainment-related apps and utilities, including Story Album, S Travel, Group Play, Samsung Link, Samsung WatchON, S Translator, ChatON, etc.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the Mega series will constitute just an excellent toy though; in fact, it also scores great for productivity and time management purposes, as well as in the multimedia chapter. Equipped with apps like MyFiles, S Memo, S Planner and others, the 5.8 and 6.3 Megas constitute an excellent addition to any businessperson’s arsenal.
If multimedia work is part of your job description, then the 8 MP rear cameras and the 1.9 MP frontal camera enable you capture excellent pictures and footage. Thanks to innovative modes like Drama Shot (triggers the merger of as series of pictures), Sound&Shot (adds sound recording to the photos), Rich Tone, Sports and various other gimmicks, your Galaxy Mega will surely come in handy.
Bloggers, particularly those in the travelling niche, will definitely enjoy the functionality of the S Travel feature, as it provides quick access to a plethora of local resources and guides, considerably simplifying the trip. Visiting a country with a different language? No problem, the S Translate can identify the characters and/or spoken text and translate it on the spot! And when you get home, the Galaxy Mega can turn into a veritable remote control, helping you unwind in front of the TV.
Galaxy Mega 5.8 Hardware Specs
The processor installed on the 5.8 version of the Mega is a decent, above average 1.4 Gigahertz HSPA+21. In terms of multimedia streaming, this one is slightly subpar compared to its counterpart, as the qHD display is not able to surpass resolutions in excess of 960 by 540. The accumulator it runs on is also a little behind its bigger brother, more exactly a 2600 mAH battery. The data storage capabilities of the two mobile devices are the same, namely 64 Gigabytes, which can also be expanded should the user desire more space. In addition to that, both Megas are the same when it comes to the RAM, as both pack 1.5 GB. The final similitude between the hardware of the two exponents of the Mega series consists of the dual cameras, 1.9 MP for the front and 8 MP for the back.
Galaxy Mega 6.3 Hardware Specs
A faster processor, 1.7 dual-core paired with a higher resolution display, which according to the representatives of the company should be able to stream HD multimedia at 720p, are the two ingredients that deem the 6.3 Mega variant a superior device. You also have to take into account that the battery is on par with the specs, as this Galaxy packs a 3200 mAh accumulator. There are several less critical differences, such as the overall more sleek design, but it’s mainly a matter of taste.
We probably won’t know the full array of features and options of the Galaxy Mega series until May, but so far these two smartphones appear to be a serious competitor for the models designed by LG and ZTE in this sub-niche. What’s more important is that the Mega 5.8 and 6.3 represent the notorious “missing link” between the tablet and the smartphone, and they do so brilliantly. Packing hardware and software features that can rival the functionality of a tablet without forgetting about the needs of smartphone users, the two Galaxy Mega’s have a lot going on in their favor.