Samsung’s largest hybrid yet, the Galaxy Mega 6.3, is coming to the UK in May

Galaxy Mega 6.3Samsung has announced a pair of new smartphone/tablet hybrid devices, the appropriately named Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8. The company has subsequently confirmed the Galaxy Mega 6.3 will be coming out in the UK, however the Mega 5.8 won’t be making it to these shores.

Here’s what you need to know about the Galaxy Mega 6.3. It’s screen size really is mega, as it measures 6.3-inches, even larger than the recently announced 6.1-inch Huawei Mate. The screen has a high definition resolution, which although no pixel count is mentioned in the press release, is probably 720p. The processor is a 1.7GHz, dual-core chip, and it’s supported by 1.5GB of RAM.

Taking care of imaging duties is an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel video call lens, while the device is also ready for a 4G LTE connection. Perhaps it’ll be released by EE when it does arrive here? The specification continues with either 8GB or 16GB of memory, a microSD card slot, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi Direct and a 3200mAh battery. This is a big device, and the 199 gram weight reflects just how large it really is.

Google Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is running on the Galaxy Mega 6.3, and Samsung has installed several of its special software features seen on its other high-end hardware, including a handy multi-tasking system where more than one app can be displayed at one time.

As for the Galaxy Mega 5.8, we’re not missing out on much, as its smaller screen has a lower resolution, while the processor drops to 1.4GHz, and there’s only 3G connectivity.

An exact release date for the Galaxy Mega 6.3 has yet to be given, but it will be sometime during May.

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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