Samsung’s Galaxy Mega — a ridiculous hybrid phone/tablet with a 6.3-inch screen — will soon hit major U.S. wireless carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular.
When it was first announced back in April, we pointed out that the device follows Samsung’s strategy of releasing a phone or tablet in every size possible. So whether you want a 4.3-inch smartphone like the Galaxy S4 Mini, 5-inch Galaxy S4 phone, a 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega, or a 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tablet, Samsung has you covered.
As for specs, the Galaxy Mega is quite similar to other recent Galaxy S releases. It includes a 6.3-inch “HD Super Clear LCD” display, a 1.7-GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, and a massive 3,200 mAh battery that promises to get you through a whole day. The device runs Android 4.2.2 and will be available in both black and white.
Samsung says the Galaxy Mega will also include the following features that can also be found on the flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone:
• Air View: Explore information and content on your Galaxy Mega without ever touching the screen. Simply hover your finger an inch above the screen to preview emails and photos, initiate speed-dial, and even magnify text.
• Multi Window: Multi Window split screen multitasking allows users to seamlessly run multiple apps on one screen simultaneously and is now better than ever on the 6.3-inch HD screen of the Galaxy Mega. Watch a movie on Samsung Hub and check email at the same time, all by dragging and dropping apps on the same screen.
• WatchON: Control your television using the Galaxy Mega as a remote control. Discover a rich TV viewing experience with the Integrated Infrared (IR) controller that makes Smart Remote functional with any IR capable TV or Set Top Box. Users can share content from the Galaxy Mega to a TV effortlessly, as well as channel surf in a smart, new way that lets you browse by genre, search by title or receive recommendations based on your interests.
• Easy Mode: Helps smooth the transition for first-time smartphone owners by simplifying the home screen layout, camera, calendar, messaging and the internet browser to make the settings menu easy to navigate. Once a user is more comfortable with their Galaxy Mega, they can easily switch back to the standard home screen interface.