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Samsung Galaxy Mega release date, specs and price in the UK

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Mega phablet

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Samsung has announced another smartphone-cum-tablet, or 'phablet', this time the Galaxy Mega. Here are the Samsung Galaxy Mega's release date, specs and price in the UK. Updated on 24/06/2013.

As if there wasn't already enough Galaxy smartphones in the world, Samsung has gone and announced the Galaxy Mega. The super-sized handset comes in 5.8in and 6.3in models and has been dubbed the world's biggest smartphone. See also: Samsung announces Galaxy Star, Galaxy Win and Galaxy Pocket Neo.

Samsung Galaxy Mega: Price in the UK

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 will launch in the UK in July for £454. Full story here: Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to launch in July.

Samsung Galaxy Mega: Release date

Both Samsung Galaxy Mega models come pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and will launched globally starting in May. According to Clove, it is the Galaxy Mega 6.3 which will come to the UK.

The firm has confirmed that the Galaxy Mega will be released on 1 July along with the Galaxy S4 mini and Galaxy S4 Active.

Attempting to define the 'phablet' size, Samsung said the Galaxy Mega is: "a device that combines the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet"

See also: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 goes on sale for £339.

"We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more," said JK Shin, CEO of Samsung. "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."

 Despite being bigger than the Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy Mega does not come with Samsung's S Pen stylus but does have software like S Memo and S Planner.

Each Galaxy Mega device features an 8Mp rear camera, 1.9Mp front camera, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and 1.5GB of RAM. Each has a dual-core processor but with a different clock speed; the 6.3in models has a 1.7GHz chip while the 5.8in Galaxy Mega uses a 1.4GHz version.

See below for the full specifications of each model.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3: Specifications

•    Network: LTE100/50Mbps, HSPA?21/5.76
•    Display: 6.3-inch (159.7mm) HD TFT  
•    Processor: 1.7GHz Dual Core AP
•    OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
•    Cameras: 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
•    Camera Features: Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic    Range),
•    Sound & Shot, Sports, , Continuous shot
•    Video: 3GP, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV
•    Audio: MP3, M4A, MP4, 3GP, 3GA, WMA, OGG, OGA, AAC, FLAC
•    Features: Group 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 Services: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search
•    Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S, GPS?GLONASS, NFC, MHL, Sensor    Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope
•    Memory:    8/16GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) ? 1.5GB RAM
•    Dimensions: 167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm , 199g
•    Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8: Specifications

•    Network: HSPA?21/5.76
•    Display: 5.8-inch (147mm) QHD TFT   
•    Processor: 1.4GHz Dual Core AP
•    OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
•    Cameras: 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
•    Camera Features: Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Drama, Rich Tone (High Dynamic Range), Sound & Shot, Sports, Continuous shot
•    Video: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
•    Audio: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
•    Features: Group Play, Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games, Story Album, S Translator, Multi Window, Pop Up Play, Samsung ChatON mobile communication service, Samsung WatchON, Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0
•    Google Services: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search
•    Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S, GPS?GLONASS, Sensor, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope
•    Memory: 8GB Internal Memory (microSD up to 64GB) ? 1.5GB RAM
•    Dimensions: 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm,  182g
•    Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh

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