Samsung, it seems, is bent on exploiting the lucrative market for big smartphones (so-called phablets), after the success of the Galaxy Note range. However rather than killing the cash cow, it will apparently launch a new range of devices called Mega as reported last week.
It will have an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front facing one, a dual-core SoC clocked at 1.4GHz with 1.5GHz of RAM, a 5.8in 960 x 540 pixel display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Nature UX. Also expected to be on the specification sheet is a 2,600mAh battery.
As for its bigger brother, the Mega 6.3, expect it to come with a 6.3in 1,280 x 720 pixel PLS display, the same front and rear cameras, a dual-core SoC clocked at 1.7GHz, 1.5GB of RAM plus the same array of connectivity options and the same OS/skin but a much higher battery capacity at 3,200mAh.
However, the Mega 6.3 is likely to be thinner than its smaller brother (9.7mm vs 7.9mm). Last but not least, expect two versions to be available, the GT-I9200, a 3G model and the GT-I9205, an LTE one. The Mega 6.3 is expected to be launched within weeks.