Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 / 6.3 Features, Prices & Specs 28 May 2013 UPDATED 15 Jun 2013

The new GALAXY Mega offers an extensive viewing experience with a 6.3-inch HD screen packed in a portable, ultra-thin and light body

Samsung Singapore has announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Mega, a device that combines the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet.

Packed with expansive screens, the GALAXY Mega comes in two versions – 6.3 inches and 5.8 inches – both running on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

GALAXY Mega 5.8

“Samsung aims to provide consumers with technology that enables them to discover a world of possibilities. Acknowledging the great potential in bigger screens for extensive multimedia viewing, web browsing and more, Samsung is excited to provide yet another choice to meet the varying needs of our consumers who live different lifestyles while maintaining the high-quality features of the award-winning GALAXY series,” said Irene Ng, Vice President, Marketing, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd.

Best of Both Worlds

The GALAXY Mega is an ideal choice for users who want to get the most out of one device that brings great quality at an even greater value. With a 6.3-inch HD LCD screen, supported by landscape mode, the GALAXY Mega enables an exceptional widescreen view for various applications including web browsing, video, and social networking sites.

15 Jun Samsung Galaxy Mega Smartphones Overview

The GALAXY Mega provides an optimal viewing experience, yet ensures that it remains ultra-thin and portable enough to put into a pocket or hold in one hand. Users can stay connected with a variety of new phone features including:

  • ‘Group Play’: Users can enjoy music, play games, share pictures and documents with those around them without the need for a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal
  • ‘Samsung WatchON’: Transforms your device into an IR remote controller for a richer TV experience; connects to a home entertainment system, and provides programme recommendations and schedules
  • ‘Samsung Link’: Easily streams photos, videos, notes, or music to a television, tablet or computer
  • ‘S Translator’: Provides instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, and ChatON
  • ‘ChatON’: Provides easy instant messaging and group chatting. Allows users to share what is on their screen with friends to stay more connected

Productivity and Multimedia for the Multi-Tasker

Offering an effortless user experience and an increased usability of the widescreen mode, GALAXY Mega users have the opportunity to do so much more. Split screen capability for a variety of applications such as email, messages, ‘MyFiles’, ‘S Memo’ and ‘S Planner’, makes for increased efficiency.

Multi Window allows true multitasking experience between two apps. With the popular ‘Air View’ feature, customers can preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts.

GALAXY Mega 6.3

Equipped with an enhanced 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, the GALAXY Mega features a variety of camera modes including ‘Sound & Shot’ (captures nine seconds of sound and voice together as the picture is taken to capture moments), ‘Rich tone (HDR),’ and ‘Sports’ just to name a few.

The device also packs various newly-introduced features for endless entertainment, including:

  • ‘S Travel’: Provides trip information, local guides and resources and more
  • ‘Story Album’: Allows users to create albums of daily events, keep special moments in one place using a timeline, geo-tag information and publish digital albums in hard copy

The GALAXY Mega has a built-in Dual Core Processor and spacious internal storage, along with up to 64GB of expandable memory to store music, videos, photos and more.

Pricing and Availability (UPDATED 3 Jun)

The GALAXY Mega will be available in Singapore at the following prices:

GALAXY MEGA With LTE (RRP: $798)

  • Black version launching at PC SHOW 2013 on 6th June
  • White version launching on 22nd June
  • Available at telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics and IT stores, and Samsung Experience Stores

GALAXY MEGA (RRP: $598)

  • White version launching on 15th June
  • Black version launching on 22nd June
  • Available at major consumer electronics and IT stores, and Samsung Experience Stores

Samsung GALAXY Mega 6.3 Product Specifications

NetworkLTE Band 3 (1800MHz)/ Band 7 (2600MHz)/ Band 8 (900MHz)/ Band 20 (800MHz)
3.5G (HSPA+ up to 42.2Mbps)
3G (850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100MHz)
EDGE/GPRS Class 12,
GSM Quad Band (850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz)
Display6.3-inch (159.7mm) HD SUPER CLEAR LCD (1280 X 720)
Processor1.7GHz Dual Core AP
OSAndroid 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
CameraMain (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
Camera FeaturesBeauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, , Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range),
Sound & Shot, Sports, Night Continuous shot, Panorama
Video3GP, MPEG4,H.263, H264,WMV, AVI, MKV
AudioMP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,WMA, FLAC, MIDI
Services & Additional FeaturesGroup Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Air View, Multi Window, Pop Up Play
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung WatchON
Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0
Google Mobile ServicesGoogle SearchTM, Google MapsTM, GmailTM, Google LocalTM,
Google PlayTM, Google Play MusicTM,
Google+TM, Google+ MessengerTM, YouTubeTM, Google TalkTM
ConnectivityWi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct
BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S
GPS+GLONASS, NFC, MHL
SensorAccelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope
Memory16GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) + 1.5GB RAM
Dimension167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm , 199g
BatteryStandard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Samsung GALAXY Mega 5.8 Product Specifications

Network3.5G (HSPA+ up to 42.2Mbps)
3G (850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100MHz)
EDGE/ GPRS Class 12,
GSM Quad Band (850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz)
Display5.8-inchQHD TFT
Processor1.4GHz Dual Core AP
OSAndroid 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
CameraMain (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
Sub (Front): 2 megapixel front-facing camera
Camera FeaturesBeauty Face, Best Photo, , Best Face, Sound & Shot, Panorama, Sports, Continuous shot
VideoMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
AudioMP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF,
MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Services & Additional FeaturesGroup Play: Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Multi Window, Pop Up Play
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor) , S Voice 2.0
Google Mobile ServicesGoogle SearchTM, Google MapsTM, GmailTM, Google LocalTM,
Google PlayTM, Google Play MusicTM,
Google+TM, Google+ MessengerTM, YouTubeTM, Google TalkTM
ConnectivityWi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct
BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S
GPS+GLONASS
Dual Sim
SensorAccelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope
Memory8GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) + 1.5GB RAM
Dimension162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm, 182g
BatteryStandard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
*Gmail, Google Maps, Google Local, Google Search, Google Talk, Google+, Google+ Messenger, Google Play, Google Play Music, YouTube and Android are trademarks of Google Inc. BluetoothTM is a registered trademark of BluetoothTM SIG, Inc.

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