Samsung’s Galaxy Mega phablets delayed?

Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 6.3 i9200 and Galaxy Mega 5.8 i9150 were announced in April, with the promise that they’d be released starting May in Europe. Last we heard, the Mega 6.3 was supposed to become available in week 19 (May 6 – May 12), and the Mega 5.8 this week (May 13 – May 19). Still, no one is selling either of them at the moment.

Even more, European retailers suggest that the new phablets won’t be launched this month at all. In the UK, where the Mega 5.8 will not be sold anyway, Carphone Warehouse (via The Inquirer) says it’s going to stock the Galaxy Mega 6.3 only starting July.

In Netherlands, the Mega 6.3 should be out in week 23 (June 3 – June 9), while the smaller Mega 5.8 may not arrive until week 30 (July 22 – July 28).

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Both the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8 run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The former offers a 6.3 inch HD (1280 x 720) display, LTE connectivity, 8MP rear camera, 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB / 16GB of internal memory, and a 3,200 mAh battery. The latter is obviously smaller, sporting a 5.8 inch qHD display, and featuring HSPA connectivity, 8MP rear camera,  dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and a 2,600 mAh battery.

Later this year, Samsung will announce another huge Android handset – the Galaxy Note III, which seemingly has a 6 inch display.

Author: Florin

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  • steve gerrard

    correction, the processor for the Mega 6.3 is the A15 Exynos 5250 dual core processor clocked at 1.7 GHZ, not the snapdragon 400 which is for the Mega 5.8