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Samsung Galaxy Mega Headed to AT&T and Sprint, Massive 6.3″ HD Display and Dual-Core Processor

This month, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 from Samsung will finally hit the States. When launched, this line of devices was only available overseas, but it looks as though America was in need of even bigger phones. The Galaxy Mega features a whopping 6.3″ HD display (720 x 1280), plus a dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. The specs won’t put it up against this year’s flagship devices, but it is the perfect phone for the phablet lovers out there. 

The device will hit AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular, but no word on if it could make its way to Verizon and T-Mobile. Although, with such a large body, Verizon would have plenty of space to throw their logos onto.

Specs:

  • 6.3″ HD 720p display
  • 1.7GHz dual-core processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 8MP back-facing camera
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • microSD support
  • 3,200mAh battery
  • NFC

The device goes on sale this month for $149.99 on contract.

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  • Justin Halcomb

    This is not a good phone to have. Think about it when people see this phone in stores they’ll thinks its the note 3 with its note features hut realize it’s not and doesn’t have the spen so people will be confuse buying or he think and think its something else and since there are tablets around this size it’ll have no use in the market.

  • Mike Hilal

    I bet you it’s running the A15 exynos dual core…in which case it far outpaces today’s specs.

  • DJyoSNOW

    NFC only the rep at the store used it on my DNA when new and even at that he could not get it woking correctly….

  • chris420o

    samsung…your following the old moto way…dont you see that it doesnt work…this is why we study history in school…TO NOT MAKE THE SAME DUMB MISTAKES AGAIN…
    but im serious…this tomfoolery can only hurt their image with the adverage consumer…oh i got this big samsing phone i guess its the note but the screen blows and its slow and choppy n no spen…wait what phone did i get? whats that one u got is that the note?..wait it looks like the gs4…wait what…….ima get an iphone

  • chris420o

    I just threw up in my mouth a little

  • RoadsterHD1

    Droids go on sale tomorrow.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Where is the Review for the Ultra?

  • Rob Delaney

    I am one for freedom of choice but with Samsung and their phones, this is getting out of hand. Samsung is turning into the Colgate (34 different types of toothpaste) of smartphones.

  • schoat333

    Why not just save this, put in better hardware, and call it the note 3 in two months?

  • RoadsterHD1

    Too big and lame spec’s

  • Dave

    For once a Verizon non release seems wise.

    • Unknown21

      The only thing I would prefer from Verizon is its mobile hotspots…

  • Sirx

    I…I don’t get what Samsung’s strategy appears to be at this point. Can anyone explain what it is they are hoping to accomplish with all of this?!

  • Jacob Svonavec

    Too big. moving on.

  • Droidzilla

    $149 off contract and unlocked and I’d think about it.

  • Kelly OBrien

    Stop with the ugly home button already SAMMY ! Enough is enough

  • Tom_Cullen

    finally, a phone i can pull out of my pocket that’ll properly show the world the size of my penis. BOOM.

  • kixofmyg0t

    That dual core CPU is the Snapdragon 400 with Adreno 305 GPU.

    Ill bet money it lands for $199.

    • Danrarbc

      Midrange device.

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    I just want to take this time to point out that ATT announced a Mega and a Mini in the same day.

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  • chris

    this wont go anywhere. its only 720p. when the note 3 comes out this may sell 10.

    • Danrarbc

      They aren’t in the same class. This is a midrange device.

      “The device goes on sale this month for $149.99 on contract.”

      • Alan Fortte

        Yet it’s bigger than the high end GNote 2…

    • LionStone

      This is priced cheap…there are a whole lot of people that like cheap.

      • vikings football

        thats what ive been saying…there are alot of people that like big screen and cheap over the latest/greatest specs…the mega series will do just fine.

  • Curtis

    If you can hold it in two hands and can’t type comfortably with your thumbs, your phone is TOO BIG!

    • Tim242

      The Nexus 7 LTE is about to become my phone

      • CasperTFG

        Same. However, a commenter here stated that VoIP (GrooVe IP / GV) isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

        • Tim242

          I’ve been testing it on my S4. It has been fine so far. I’m sure it depends on signal.

          • Curtis

            It’s hit or miss I think. People have had different experiences.

  • marko358

    They should sell a few hundred of these.

  • prestone1

    1.5 gig of RAM, wtf?

  • Tim242

    I’m usually all for choice. But, this device makes no sense. It will confuse customers. It will cost half the price of the Note 3, but have a bigger screen.

    • AndreKP2124

      That’s a marketing strategy…

      • Tim242

        I get that. But, it’s going to make selling the Note 3 very hard on me : /

        • T4rd

          The big difference between these and the Mega are the S-Pen (main difference) features and big difference in specs. Doesn’t seem too confusing to me.
          The Notes are also at least somewhat usable with one hand and pocketable.

          • Tim242

            I sell Notes every day. Hardly anybody cares about the pen. The Nexus 7 is pocketable…

          • T4rd

            Well that doesn’t change the fact that it’s the main differentiator.
            Pocketable != as pocketable. You’ll definitely have a shortage of pockets that the N7 (comfortably) fits in compared to the Note phones. If you’re female, you’re not putting a 7″ tab into your pockets, whereas the Note 2 still fits for the most part.

          • Tim242

            The Nexus 7 is only 1.5″ wider than the Note 2. Women tend to put their devices in their purses. I think the pocket thing is s dude thing : )

          • T4rd

            That’s a big difference when the Note 2 is already pushing the limits of being comfortably pocketable. It’s pretty much already at that threshold.

            Most girls put their phone in their back pocket from what I’ve noticed. My wife rarely keeps hers in her purse too. But my Note 2 is still too big for her comfort, so a 7″ tab or 6.3″ phone would be ridiculous.

          • Tim242

            When I had my Note 2, I carried it in my back pocket. There was room to spare. It moved around. I’m a small man, 5’6, 117#. So, I wear small jeans. I guess it just depends on what one defines as comfortably pocketable.

          • T4rd

            Yeah, I’m about the same size as you and have a Note 2. It fits pretty comfotably in both my front and back pockets. But My Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire… not so much.

          • Jill Brooks

            Not always a “dude” thing. Yes, there are times that I carry my note ll in my purse, but even though I wear a child’s 14 slim jeans my note ll still fits in my back pocket. I prefer it in my pocket any time I am somewhere without my purse, for example around the house, out in the yard, around the office, anywhere I don’t feel like taking my purse. Although if I am going to be doing anything such as hiking, fishing, bike riding etc. I keep it in an x-small fanny pack so there can be no chance of it somehow working its way out of my pocket.

          • Tim242

            We probably wear about the same size jeans haha

          • rabidhunter

            Actually, the specs are the biggest difference. The Note
            3 should have 1080p (387 dpi) vs. 720p on the Mega (233 dpi). From the last leak the prossesor on the Note 3 said to have the Exynos octa-core processor running at 1.8 GHz, and a whopping 3 GB of RAM.
            To sell the Note 3 over the Galaxy just compare specs, then do a side by side screen comparison. Sure the Mega has a bigger screen, but the Note 3 will be sharper.

        • LionStone

          Not really…if they have the $ they’ll get the Note 3, if they don’t they’ll get this, simple.

          • Tim242

            With a bigger screen and half the price, I’m not so sure.

    • vikings football

      how will it confuse anyone? buying a mega 6.3 over a note 2 saves you 200.00+…not everyone is looking to buy the latest and greatest specs…most people i know have bought because of price, not specs…the majority of people buying the higher end phones are more likely to be geeks (the ones that are complaining why samsung is even putting out a mid range phone like the mega series)

      • Tim242

        I work in a cell phone store. The majority of our customers are not geeks. The buy S4′s and Notes all day long. I should not have to explain why a phone with a bigger screen costs half the price of the smaller phone they prefer. That forces me into talking geek to non geeks. That confuses them and they are still mad about the smaller phone they want costing double this mega phone.