GALAXY Mega is a new oversized phone from Samsung with a screen only slightly smaller than the iPad Mini.
The 6.3-inch HD LCD screen is optimized for Web browsing, video, and Social Networking Service. In widescreen mode, it makes space for a split screen multitasking experience where a user can work with email, files, and apps at the same time.
Like most modern smartphones the GALAXY Mega has two cameras. The rear-facing camera is 8 megapixels and the front facing camera is 1.9. There are some shooting options for playing with the cameras like “Drama Shot” that merges continuous shots of a moving object, and “Sound & Shot” which captures a 9-second byte of sound that goes with the photo.
“We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to provide another choice to meet our consumers’ varying lifestyles, all while maintaining the high-quality features of the award-winning GALAXY series.”
GALAXY Mega brings some brand new features to Samsung fans:
“Group Play” enables easy content sharing for up to 8 devices on the same Wi-Fi network.
“Samsung WatchON” transforms into an IR remote controller for a richer TV experience. Connect the device to your home entertainment system, and it will provide program recommendations, schedules, and even remotely control your TV.
“Samsung Link” streams photos, videos, notes, or music to your television, tablet or computer.
“S Translator” provides instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, and ChatON.
“ChatON” share what’s on your screen with friends.
“S Travel” provides trip information, local guides and resources and more.
“Story Album” allows customers 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.
If the idea of holding a tablet up to your head during a phone call seems like a bad idea to you, there’s also a version of GALAXY Mega with a 5.8-inch screen. Both versions are running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and support up to 64GB of expandable storage.
GALAXY Mega will be available globally beginning May from Europe and Russia. The product availability varies by market and will be rolled out gradually.