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Galaxy Mega devices get official

Earlier this month a rumor surfaced that Samsung would begin calling its big-screen smartphones or “Galaxy Mega”. At the time a device with a 5.8-inch screen in the device with a 6.3-inch screen were tipped. Both of those devices have now gone official.

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 will have a 6.3-inch HD resolution LCD screen with support for up to 720p HD content. The resolution of the Mega 5.8 is listed as QHD. Both of these smartphones will use Android 4.2 and dual-core processors. One difference between the devices is that the Mega 5.8 will use a 1.4 GHz processor while the Mega 6.3 uses a 1.7 GHz processor.

Both smartphones have a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Integrated storage for the Mega 5.8 is 8 GB while the Mega 6.3 will be available in either 8 GB or 16 GB configurations. Both devices also have a memory card slot with support for up to 64GB of additional storage.

Other common features between the two phones include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, and various sensors. The Mega 5.8 has a 2600 mAh internal battery and the Mega 6.3 has a 3200 mAh battery. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 measures 162.6 mm tall by 82.4 mm wide by 9 mm thick. The Mega 6.3 measures 167.6 mm tall by 88 mm wide by 8 mm thick.

Both Mega smartphones will land in Europe in Russia starting in May. Availability in other countries is unknown at this time. Pricing for the devices is unknown at this time.

Source: Samsung

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By retrospooty on 4/11/2013 1:14:02 PM , Rating: 2
It's not a high end phone. It's a budget large screen phone. The high end are the S4 and the upcoming Note3 are both 1080p. Even MS WP8 will have 1080p by the end of the year... Leaving only lonely Apple at the shallow end of the res pool. :P

By retrospooty on 4/11/2013 1:58:45 PM , Rating: 1
I can see pixels on the iPhone 5. That and pixels or not, size aside 1136x640 is simply not enough for me. Its a good phone if it suits your needs though... Anyhow, you cant compare iPhone5, or S4, or any other high end to the Mega, its a low end phablet. Kind of like "My BMW M3 is better than your Nissan Sentra" Well, no kidding, its an economy car.

By TakinYourPoints on 4/11/2013 5:59:10 PM , Rating: 2
I can see pixels on the iPhone 5.

Lies. Pixel density is so fine that you can't even make out pixels in the miniaturized app logos in folder icons. Just because you can make out the pixels in a crummy pentile matrix doesn't mean you can do the same with an IPS display.

First comparing iOS with Blackberry, now this, you just make things up for lols at this point.

By retrospooty on 4/11/2013 7:11:23 PM , Rating: 1
BS I cant. I see iPhone 5's every single day, helping user with varius issues... They are small, but you CAN make them out. Its definitively not as sharp as a Droid DNA. Try it next time you are near a cell carrier store... Hold your little starter smartphone up to a 1080p DNA, or whatever other 1080p Android and tell me you cant see pixels on your iPhone 5. If you cant, then Get your eyes checked.

By TakinYourPoints on 4/12/2013 12:52:36 AM , Rating: 2
I actually got my eyes checked 2 weeks ago, plus I wear computer glasses with slight magnification so those details are even more obvious at close range, but thanks.

A Droid DNA is very sharp, no question, it has a great screen. That said, you cannot see pixels or screen door effects once you're over 300 PPI, I don't care if you have 20/10 vision, no way. You need a loop or other magnifier for something like that.

The curves or details of a tiny fine print "o" or "a" on the iPhone are smooth with no visible pixels. Once you get past a certain point then you just can't tell. You can tell with a retina display iPad at 264 PPI, but obviously those pixels are very very small.

Now fuzziness in a pentile screen like the GS3 is apparent, but that is not because of its 306 PPI. It uses fewer subpixels, giving it a lower effective resolution than a "lower" resolution screen like on the iPhone 4, so it cannot render fine detail well. The result is fuzziness in small details and text. Seeing that fuzziness is different from discerning individual pixels, but there it is.

SO yeah, you can see the effect of fewer subpixels in your GS3, but again that's because pixels share subpixels, which is because Samsung uses substandard components and materials in their flagship devices.

In any case, it is amazing how far you go to stretch credibility and reality while showing such a weak grasp of technical knowledge. Every time you talk about anything to do with video scaling or resolution support I laugh. First the Blackberry comment, then your reality bending insanity on tablets, and now seeing individual pixels in 300PPI+ displays.

You've been on fire the last couple days, its up there with a 14 year old fanboy making things up to justify their console purchase.

By retrospooty on 4/12/2013 1:30:01 PM , Rating: 2
You are a complete moron. I am looking at an iPhone 5 right now, my co-workers phone. It is in front of my face as I type. I am looking at it with Anandtech's site loaded and I can make out pixels. I am not saying its too low of a DPI for enjoyable viewing, it looks fine, but I CAN make out pixels. All I am saying is 300-326 DPI is not the end of the rainbow here. Higher is better. I can see the DPI/sharpness difference when holding a DNA to an iPhone 5. I did it a a Verizon store over a month ago and I can see pixels on the 326 DPI iPhone. Not annoyingly so, but I can see them. The only Annoying thing about it is the size and lack of resolution to remote in to other computers and maneuver them. It just doesn't work well. Sorry you cannot accept that, but that is the way it is. You can enjoy your low res phone. I do not want it for alot of reasons, but the #1, by far is the lack of res. I could get past the rest, but 1136x640 just isn't enough for a high end phone to me. Period. I cannot comprehend why that chokes you up, but whatever... choke away.

By retrospooty on 4/12/2013 2:00:14 PM , Rating: 4
Here... Since you cant seem to accept me at my word you pompous ass.

"Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, has challenged Apple's claim. He says that the physiology of the human retina is such that there must be at least 477 pixels per inch in a pixelated display for the pixels to resolve (become imperceptible to the human eye) at a distance of 12 inches (305 mm).[11] The astronomer and science blogger Phil Plait notes, however, that, "if you have [better than 20/20] eyesight, then at one foot away the iPhone 4's pixels are resolved. The picture will look pixellated. If you have average eyesight [20/20 vision], the picture will look just fine....So in my opinion, what Jobs said was fine. Soneira, while technically correct, was being picky."[12] The retinal neuroscientist Bryan Jones offers a more detailed but similar analysis and comes to a similar conclusion: "...I'd find Apple’s claims stand up to what the human eye can perceive."[13]"

Even an Apple fansite agrees.

"Unfortunately, there’s no universally accepted limit to what the human eye can see. According to DisplayMate’s Dr. Raymond Soneira, the industry’s go-to guy on display technology, the resolution of a perfect human retina is 0.6 arc minutes per pixel. So for the iPhone 4S, for example, to be truly Retina, it would need to have pixels that are 40% smaller than it currently has.
Read more at "

Plenty more links available on a simple Google search that collaborates what I said... Is that enough all knowing one? Whats this? You are wrong again? how could it be? And you call me a liar? Asshat.

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