Galaxy Mega 6.3 coming to the UK in July, but it won’t be cheap

Galaxy Mega 6.3Samsung announced the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 last month, two devices which bridge the gap between the already massive Galaxy Note 2 and a full-size, 7-inch tablet. The numbers in their names refer to the size of their respective screens, meaning one measures 5.8-inches and the other, a giant 6.3-inches.

At the time, Samsung indicated the Galaxy Mega 6.3 would be coming to the UK in May, while its slightly smaller sister phone would be sent out to emerging markets around the world. While this appears to have remained true, the Mega 6.3’s release date has been changed, at least according to online retailer Clove Technology.

A blog post published on its site says the Mega 6.3 will now be arriving in July, and the 16GB version will be priced at a serious £460. So what do you get for that money? Well, the 6.3-inch screen for a start, which has a 720p resolution. Powering the phone is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, operated by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. The camera has 8-megapixels, plus there is a microSD card slot, NFC and 4G LTE connectivity.

While the screen is most likely going to be the reason people buy the Galaxy Mega 6.3, the price is rather off-putting. Why? Because you can get more for around the same price, including the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z, both of which can be had for under £500. Alternatively, a Galaxy S3 and a decent budget tablet could both be purchased without breaking the same barrier.

Whether the public embraces the Galaxy Mega 6.3 remains to be seen, but we’ll find out more after its release in July.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars