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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 goes on preorder for £470

Online retailer Samsung has put the the Galaxy Mega 6.3 phablet on preorder for just under £470, a device which the company says, combines the convenience of a smartphone with the power and viewing experience of a tablet.

Not everyone will agree with that but it is a fact that phablets, just like netbooks or desktop replacement laptops in their days have been extremely successful which is why Lenovo, ZTE, LG, Huawei and many others are launching their own smartphone-tablets.

The phone is essentially a bigger (and more expensive) version of the Galaxy Note 2 without the S Pen. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, has a dual-core SoC clocked at 1.7GHz (possibly a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro model), 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front facing 2-megapixel one, Wi-Fi, LTE compatibility, NFC,, a 6.3in 1,280 x 720 pixel display and a 3,200mAh battery.

As expected, Samsung has thrown in a number of features like Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link or Watch On. Note that Unlocked-mobiles is also selling the same phone for £498.97 but you can get it literally within 24 hours, possibly with a free 4GB microSD card.

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