Samsung is well known for pushing the boundaries in the mobile division, never shy to pack in seemingly excessive hardware like the Galaxy S4’s octa-core Exynos 5 processor. As well as continually pushing the overpowered SoCs, the Korean company also enjoys pushing the displays sizes up further and further, and although there must eventually come a point whereby the limit is reached and the screen cannot get any bigger, it doesn’t look as though that time will be coming anytime soon. With the Galaxy Note II at 5.5-inches and the Galaxy S4 offering 5-inches of real estate, the latest reports suggest the company is ready to turn things up a notch with a new line of 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch ‘Galaxy Mega’ handsets.
The Galaxy Note II is, despite its size, actually not as difficult to hold as one might imagine, but I struggle, however, to see how a smartphone can be taken seriously with a 6.3-inch display. For sake of perspective, that’s only around two centimeters less than the Google ASUS Nexus 7, and although we cannot make definitive judgments until we’ve seen the purported device in the flesh, I do suspect the larger of these two ‘Mega’ handsets is stepping over the threshold of the ridiculous.
Despite this, the report originates from the credible source that is SamMobile, so we have to treat the rumor with a relative degree of respect. The smaller of the two devices, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 (GT-i9152), is said to pack a 5.8-inch display (naturally), and will be showcased at some point during the end of May. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 (GT-i9200), with its 6.3-inch screen, will arrive a couple of weeks later.
We’ve little to go on in terms of internal specifications, but the naming of the devices is indicative of something below what we may consider to be ‘high-end.’ Although some may have expected the innards to make a similar statement as the display, there’s no way Samsung would want to jeopardize the Galaxy S brand, and it’s also worth noting that the Galaxy Mega 5.8 may well include dual-SIM support.
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