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Samsung and Sprint Announce Galaxy Mega and GS4 Mini Availability to Begin Nov. 8

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Sprint announced availability for the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy S4 Mini from Samsung this morning, both going on sale November 8. Each device takes advantage of Sprint Spark, and “enhanced LTE network” that is designed to achieve high data speeds by combining three bands of 4G LTE wireless spectrum available on Sprint’s network. 

If you don’t already know, the Mega 6.3 features a Snapdragon 400 processor, Android 4.2.2, an 8MP back-facing camera, an Adreno 305 GPU, and most of Samsung’s popular TouchWiz software. As for the GS4 Mini, it is basically a Galaxy S4 in a smaller package, plus it lacks some of the top tier specs and replaces them with more affordable components. There is no Snapdragon 800, no 1080p display, and no 13MP shooter.

To top it all off, Sprint also announced the availability of the HTC One Max and LG G2 with tri-band LTE connectivity starting the same day on November 8. If you are a Sprint customers, this are starting to look up for you.

Via: Sprint

  • DC_Guy

    “Sprint” and “higher data speeds” shouldn’t be in the same sentence together. What a joke.

    • Chris

      Sprints speeds in the Portland area are pretty good.

      Just because its slow in YOUR area doesn’t mean its slow everywhere.

  • ApplesNAndroids

    Women at work has the Mega. It’s absolutely ridiculous.

  • NorCalGuy

    Unlocked GSM versions are avaible on woot 37% off for both the mega and the mini in black and white.
    http://tech.woot.com/plus/cellphones-accessories

  • nerdydesi

    Its ridiculous the Sprint Note 3 with its superior specs has only one band for LTE whereas this lower-end device is tri-band compatible.

    • DC_Guy

      I couldn’t agree more. Such a shame. Sprint makes one bone headed decision after another.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Pretty underwhelming news there…

  • moelsen8

    i’m not sure if at&t or sprint has the uglier 4g LTE symbol. yuck.

    • Bigwavedave25

      Oh God, that is terrible… could it take up more space??

    • hoodieNation

      They’re all terrible. AOSP has the only good looking icon.

      • moelsen8

        agreed. although verizon’s doesn’t bother me. maybe just because it’s what i think of as the “original logo”.

  • trwb

    Slow news day

  • mustbepbs

    Only thing this behemoth is missing is qHD resolution.

  • Colton

    Definitely leaving Verizon for the Mega! /s

  • Adamania

    But the problem with Sprint is… it’s still Sprint.

  • NeilOMalley

    What about a Galaxy Mega Mini? That’s what I want.

    • KingTroll

      Galaxy Mega Mini Omega Tiny is what I want

  • nexus5

    all hail nexus 5!

    • derp

      Derp

  • AJH

    Tri-Band LTE connectivity – is this something only new phones can use? Or is this something they’ve used all along?

    • Cory W

      It is supposed to fimd the best of 3 Sprint LTE channel that your phone can receive. So depends on bands your phone can use. http://faster.sprint.com/2013/10/30/introducing-sprint-spark%e2%84%a0/?INTMKT=MA:MS:103013:SparkHub:Home_Content

      • Ian

        wonder how this translates to battery usage…

        • Cory W

          I only guessing, but I would think negotiating best channel does not take much processing on the phone side, and getting a better signal, if that works, is always better on battery.

      • AJH

        Thanks! Unfortunately, I don’t think my phone is compatible with multiple bands.

  • fdsfsd334

    ¿ Nexus 5 ?