Samsung’s two models of Mega series had been announced a month ago. Today, Samsung India has launched them for the Indian market. The two phablets named ‘Galaxy Mega 5.8’ and ‘Galaxy Mega 6.3’ will be available within a week for a price of Rs 25,100 and Rs 31,490 respectively. The names correspond to the massive display sizes these handsets come with.
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with a 5.8-inch qHD display while the Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes with a 6.3-inch 720p display and both feature the same dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz in Mega 5.8 and 1.7GHz in Mega 6.3. The 5.3 is thicker at 9mm and weighs 182 grams while 6.3 is 8mm thick and weighs 199 grams. The Mega 5.8 comes with a 2,600mAh battery, while the 6.3 houses a 3,200mAh battery. A dual-SIM version of Mega 5.8 will be selling, while Mega 6.3 will only be available in single-SIM version.
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 1.5GB RAM
- 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD.
- 8-megapixel rear, 1.9-megapixel front cameras,
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS
Samsung has partnered with Reliance Communications and Vodafone telecom operators to provide data offers for both handsets. RCOM will be offering 2GB of free data per month for three months as well as unlimited access to Bigflix, WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook. On the other hand, Vodafone will be giving free 2GB of data per month for two months.
The software customizations from Galaxy S4 have been added to Mega series smartphones. Features like Samsung Link, S Translator, Story Album, Air View, Sound & Shot, Group Play, S Travel and Samsung WatchON can be found on both the handsets.