By Alexandra Burlacu | Apr 08, 2013 10:35 AM EDT
New details emerged about a new Samsung smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Mega, which reportedly boasts a massive display and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
It seems that Samsung, the master of devices with massive displays, has big plans: the South Korean company is reportedly gearing up to unleash two devices with 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch displays in 2013, as part of a "Galaxy Mega" series.
Back in 2011, Samsung ventured into the larger-screen-smartphones area with the original Galaxy Note "phablet." The Galaxy Note proved quite popular and evolved with a new model, engaging a number of competitors in the game. Now, details surfaced about an upcoming Galaxy Mega phablet boasting a 5.8-inch display allegedly with a more affordable price tag. An actual picture of the device is yet to become available.
The folks over at SamMobile received allegedly confirmed specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone, or at least so the tipster claims. According to the source, the handset bears the codename GT-I9152 and will boast a 5.8-inch qHD TFT display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Under the hood the device will reportedly pack a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and 1.5GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega will be rocking the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software at first, with a subsequent update to the latest 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Samsung's own Nature UX interface. In terms of camera, the handset will apparently feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.
The upcoming phablet reportedly offers dual-SIM support as well, along with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. A 2,600mAh battery will be powering the device.
The newly leaked details make no mention of the handset's release date or actual pricing, but the Samsung Galaxy Mega is expected to become available sometime during the summer of 2013, sporting a more affordable price tag despite it being a high-end DUOS smartphone.
Samsung has yet to announce or confirm such Galaxy Mega devices, but stay tuned for more details as they emerge. In the meantime, keep in mind that Samsung's Galaxy series is hugely popular and various rumors and speculations always accompany popular brands and upcoming products. Until Samsung makes it official, take all information with a grain of salt.
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