Samsung Electronics has announced a new category
in the phablet (phone-cum-tablet) segment, called the Galaxy Mega. The first two models in the series - Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 - were launched on Tuesday.
The numbers accompanying the first two models refer to the size of the display on each.
Company spokespersons maintain the Galaxy Mega series will have three distinctive features - large screen experience
, portability and powerful performance.
While Galaxy Mega 5.8 runs on a 1.4GHz dual core processor from Broadcom, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 runs on Qualcomm 1.7GHz dual core processor. Both phablets, however, have similar design and features.
Both operate on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean and feature a 1.5GB RAM along with 16GB internal storage and up to 64GB expandable memory. Both have 8MP rear cameras and 1.9 MP front facing cameras and connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, etc.
"To meet the varying lifestyles of our consumers, we are very pleased to offer the Galaxy Mega which further enriches the product portfolio," Vineet Taneja, Country Head, Samsung Mobile and Digital Imaging Business, said at the event.
Weighing 182 grams, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 is 9 mm thick and packs in a 2600 mAh battery. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 has a 8mm sleek thickness, and weighs 199 grams with a 3200 mAh battery.
Samsung has also added its proprietary software
including the Group Play, Samsung Link and S Translator on both the phablets.
The Mega 5.8 will be available in the market in the next seven days while the Mega 6.3 will go on sale by mid-June.
The latest devices from Samsung are priced competitively. While the Galaxy Mega 5.8 costs Rs 25,100, Samsung has priced the Galaxy Mega 6.3 at Rs 31,490.