South Korean electronics giant Samsung has unveiled the Android 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 mobile phone (with a 6.3-inch screen), and that it will be available in the UK – mid-May.
These handsets feature a 6.3 and a 5.8-inch screen, as their product names suggest.
Rumours of Samsung creating a 6.3-inch device started earlier this year, when Omio covered the news from the Korean Times that it would be in the Galaxy Note III.
One of the accessories for soon-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy S4 stated that it would be compatible with a 6.3-inch screen. This is an Xbox-like controller, for playing games on that handset.
Early this month we reported that Samsung is to use the brand name Mega, for its larger series of devices – which previously had the name Grand.
Two days ago, the full specifications leaked online of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8.
These are now proven to be spot on, with its 6.3-inch 1,280 x 270 HD LCD screen; dual-core 1.7GHz processor; 1.5GB of RAM; 8/16GB of internal storage and support for 64GB microSD cards.
There is also an 8-megapixel camera, and a 1.9MP front-facing version; Bluetooth 4.0; NFC and it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with the Nature UX overlay.
It will feature some of the new functions that will be seen in the Galaxy S4, such as Group Play, for content sharing over Wi-Fi; the Samsung WatchON IR remote control; Air View for using a finger like an S Pen, with accompanying software.
Samsung has not released any prices yet for the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, but expect it to undercut the S4 and around the price range of the Note II (at its launch).