Samsung this week announced a new line of mega-sized Android phones, appropriately called the Galaxy Mega in 5.8 and 6.3 inch screen sizes.
Both the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and are powered by dual core processors with up to 64GB of storage.
Samsung is billing the ‘phablets’ (phone + tablets) as best-of-both-worlds devices offering “the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet.”
The devices are thin and light and offer features such as Group Play for sharing content over WiFi between up to 8 devices. Another feature is WatchON which converts the phone to a TV remote and provides programming recommendations and schedules.
The phones also include an instant language translator and they sport an 8MP rear-facing camera and 1.9 MP front facing camera
The Mega phones will roll out globally but no launch date has been announced for the U.S. Europe and Russia will be first to get the device in May.