Samsung goes big with Galaxy Mega phablets

Samsung goes big with Galaxy Mega phablets

11 APR 2013

Samsung confirmed two previously-rumoured “phablet” devices under the new Galaxy Mega brand, featuring screens of 5.8 and 6.3 inches (pictured).

The South Korean company said the line “combines the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet”.

“We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more,” said CEO and head of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Business, Jong-kyun Shin.

The devices feature Group Play, which allows users to share content across up to eight devices on the same Wi-Fi network; Samsung WatchON TV remote control functionality; Samsung Link for streaming content to a TV, tablet or computer; and S Translator which provides text or voice translation. They also feature split-screen capability.

Both devices run on the latest 4.2 Jelly Bean version of Android and include an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera. Both have dual-core processors — 1.7GHz for the 6.3 inch version and 1.4GHz for the smaller model — while the Galaxy Mega 6.3 supports LTE.

The two versions of the Galaxy Mega will be launched in Europe and Russia in May, with global availability to follow.


Tim Ferguson

Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter... More

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