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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 won’t come to the UK

Samsung confirmed to Pocket-Lint that the Galaxy Mega 5.8 won’t come to the UK with only its bigger brother, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 scheduled to land here, possibly before the end of May.

The pair of devices, which were unveiled last week, are bigger than the Galaxy Note 2, which was until then the biggest smartphone from Samsung. It is likely that the Korean manufacturer wants to spin off a cheaper version of the Galaxy Note family without killing the golden goose.

Which explains why the Mega range was born. We couldn’t help but criticise the Mega 5.8 though as its display has the same pixel density as the HTC Dream, one of the first Android handsets on the market. Packing 960 x 540 pixel resolution on a 5.8in display is simply ludicrous IMHO!

When it comes to hardware differences, the Mega 6.3 has a HD display (1,280 x 720 pixels), a faster 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, 4G connectivity and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Many expect a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 handset to be launched early next quarter given the fact that the Galaxy S4 was unveiled in March rather than May as it was the case for its predecessor.

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