Report: 6.3" Samsung Galaxy "Mega" Smartphone Inbound
April 3, 2013 9:47 AM
comment(s) - last by
Samsung phablets will be called Mega
Rumors have been going around that Samsung is getting ready to launch a couple of new devices that would fall into the “
Reports are now indicating that Samsung has changed the name of those devices, calling them the Galaxy Mega line. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is code-named GT-I9152. So far, rumors indicate that this device will be an Android gadget with a screen measuring – wait for it -- 5.8-inches.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
5.8-inches is certainly a big screen for a smartphone, but the other device Samsung reportedly has up its sleeve is even larger. The second device is called the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and carries the codename GT-I9200. This particular device was previously been rumored to be called the Galaxy Note III.
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is expected to be offered in white somewhere around the end of May. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 will reportedly come in black and white colors around the middle of June.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Options are nice
4/4/2013 1:24:49 PM
Sorry to tell you, but people ARE wanting larger and larger phones, so that makes this a good idea. Even Apple, who once said 3.5 inches is the largest a phone needs to be, went to 4 inches and many MANY people wont buy it because its way too small. Meanwhile more and more manufacturers are making phablets because that is what people want. Of course not everyone, but the market is there and it will sell.
If I were in change of a smartphone division, I would absolutely be making phones in the 3-4 , 4--5, 5-6 inch ranges, and options in each. People are different, they have different wants and needs and requirements. Some want a large screen phone. I know a Note2 fits perfectly in my pocket without being an issue. A larger phone would be fine as well.
RE: Options are nice
4/4/2013 3:15:11 PM
I guess we'll see about all that. There
an upper limit; the question is just where it lies.
I will admit that when I first started thinking about this way back in the day, 6.3'' is actually right at the mark I chose. I think I still have the photo somewhere that I took in 2003 of a 6.5'' cardboard box in my jeans pocket to support my argument to a friend that it was the best ultramobile screen size. The difference is I wasn't thinking about phone functionality at
back then. That does make a difference.
Now that I think about it, I'll probably end up buying one lol. I don't use my phone as a phone.
RE: Options are nice
4/4/2013 5:21:51 PM
"Now that I think about it, I'll probably end up buying one lol. I don't use my phone as a phone."
Exactly... When I do, its usually in my car on Bluetooth or at my Computer on speakerphone so I can type. The only time its in my hand at my face is if I receive a call and I actually answer it (which is rare).
"It seems as though my state-funded math degree has failed me. Let the lashings commence." -- DailyTech Editor-in-Chief Kristopher Kubicki
Quick Note: Samsung Galaxy Note II to Land on All U.S. Carriers "Mid-November"
September 19, 2012, 6:39 PM
Samsung Announces Tizen-based Gear S Smartwatch That Can Make/Receive Phone Calls
August 28, 2014, 12:00 AM
LG Announces G Watch R Smartwatch, Will Launch in Q4
August 27, 2014, 11:45 PM
Archos Offers $99 WinPhone, $150 x86 Win8.1 Tablet, Android Trio
August 27, 2014, 7:07 PM
HTC Desire 510 Officially Announced, May be First 64-Bit Android Smartphone
August 27, 2014, 3:50 PM
Report: Apple to Unveil "iWatch" at iPhone 6 Event on September 9
August 27, 2014, 2:00 PM
Reports: Snapchat is Now Worth $10B, Cofounders are Billionaires to Be
August 27, 2014, 9:30 AM
Most Popular Articles
Microsoft's Surface 2 Tablet Family Gets a $100 Price Cut
August 25, 2014, 1:16 AM
Report: Microsoft to Announce Windows 9 on September 30
August 21, 2014, 11:20 AM
From HULC to FORTIS: the Evolution of Lockheed Martin's Incredible Exosuit
August 22, 2014, 12:45 PM
SpaceX Falcon 9-R Rocket Suffers Malfunction, Self-Destructs During Test Flight
August 23, 2014, 9:36 AM
Owner of "Decepticon" Maserati Ordered to Appear in Court This Thursday
August 25, 2014, 7:55 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information