Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Mega launch details for the U.S. market. “We continue to bring innovation with our Galaxy family of devices, with the Galaxy Mega representing a manifestation of consumer’s enthusiasm for our thin, large screen designs,” said Nick DiCarlo, vice president of product planning and marketing at Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy Mega combines exceptional features from the Samsung Galaxy smartphone family with a 6.3-inch screen, making it an optimal device for movies, books, music and games.”
The Galaxy Mega offers many of the same features as the Galaxy S 4, on a larger screen of course. The Galaxy Mega’s “big-screen experience enhances everything you do on a smartphone – whether it’s watching a video, browsing web pages or composing an email,” states Samsung in a press-release sent out this morning. The phone features Air View, Multi Window, WatchON and Easy Mode.
The camera on the phone comes in at At 8-megapixels, the Galaxy Mega rear-facing camera has “zero shutter lag to capture life’s memorable moments without delay.” according to the company. The Galaxy Mega has a 6.3 inch screen with a HD Super Clear LCD (720×1280) display. The Galaxy Mega also runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), powered by a 1.7 GHz dual core CPU and 1.5 GB of internal RAM and 64 GB of memory with an external microSD card.
The Galaxy Mega is also SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise), allowing users to work and play with confidence that their photos, emails and contacts are protected. Built with enough power to get you through the longest work days, the Galaxy Mega is powered by a removable 3,200 mAh battery for extended use on a single charge.
Interested customers can pick up the Galaxy Mega, the device comes in ‘Nova Black’ and ‘Polaris White’ and will be available via major carriers later this month. AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular will carry the device – each carrier will announce their specific availability, colors and timing.
Sprint announced it will offer Samsung Galaxy Mega on the Sprint network later this year. Fared Adib, senior vice president-Product Development, Sprint, issued the following statement:
“Galaxy Mega is an ideal smartphone to demonstrate the value of Sprint’s unlimited 4G LTE data plans1. This new device combines the creativity of a tablet and the productivity and portability of a smartphone with the availability of the Sprint Unlimited Guarantee on the Unlimited, My WaySM or My All-inSM plan. Our customers will enjoy the mega-sized 6.3-inch display, premium camera, fast 4G LTE speeds and other innovative features on Galaxy Mega while on the Sprint network, without worrying about costly overages or sharing data. While other wireless providers are moving away from unlimited service, the Sprint Unlimited Guarantee allows our customers to lock-in unlimited talk, text and data, not for just the next two years, but for the life of the line of service.”