Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 to arrive later than expected

by: Bogdan BeleMay 17, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Mega

The Samsung Galaxy Mega may have been delayed.

Upon confirming the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3, Samsung said that the two jumbo-sized devices would launch globally, and that they would hit Europe and Russia in May. Well, there are some clues that seem to point in a different direction at the moment.

While we already knew that the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 won’t be coming to the U.K. at all, there is some news on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 front. The huge smartphone (as you can see in these hands-on pictures) won’t get in the users’ hands by mid-May, as previously thought. Carphone Warehouse listed it as “coming soon”, with an expected availability date in July, as you can see in the screenshot below.

samsung galaxy mega

The apparent delay is also suggested by data on Dutch site GSM Helpdesk, which lists week 23 (starting June 3) as the release date for the Galaxy Mega 6.3, and week 30 (starting July 22) for the Galaxy Mega 5.8.

Also, despite two FCC filings of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, there is no official news of a U.S. release yet.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 has a 6.3-inch LCD display with 720p resolution, a 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, as well as 8 or 16 GB of storage space, expandable via a microSD slot. Te Mega 6.3 also features an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 1.9 front one, and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with the TouchWiz interface.

Its smaller, but not small by any means, counterpart has a 5.8 inch display with qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels), a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, and 1.5 GB of RAM. The expandable internal storage is 8 GB, and the cameras are also 8 and 1.9 megapixel ones. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 also runs Android 4.2.

Are you looking forward to any of these two devices? If so, which one?

  • whats with the historic specs?

  • Wonder why they are delaying them… Maybe to not interfere with the s4

    • Bone

      That’s exactly why. Plus I think the entire manpower is working on the S4 updates. Which is a great thing.

  • Howard Z

    I have the Samsung galaxy S4 on my wish list. It has 1080 resolution on a smaller size scree

  • Magnetic1

    I’m a little disappointed in the screen spec.

    At least a couple of chinese 5.7/5.8 phones outperform, assuming everything works. inew 2000 and zopo zp950+

    And they are already out on the market running android.

    In the US I suppose you have to get a prepaid sim through good2go or net10.

    ATT, I don’t know what they allow.

    WCDMA 850MHz network in the US is ATT network and those other two are like MVNO kind of thing. Anyway MTK6589 seems to perform pretty good according to spec.

  • Nacos

    Any phone with a screen size over 5″ inevitably bares an increasingly higher inconvenience factor. While there will always be users willing to make all sorts of weird compromises, this madness will certainly come to an end very soon because although the trend goes very well alongside pretence, arrogance, hypocrisy, it also goes against human anatomy.

  • Can’t wait to see how stupid people look talking on this :D

  • Lots of defensive comments, as usual, about the screen size not being realistic. Just because you don’t want a +5″ screen doesn’t mean others who choose them are stupid or fashionistas. It will become the norm for top-end phones, as demonstrated by the S4, especially as the screen will increasingly be accommodated by a body with less screen surround than is currently the case.

  • shiloh66

    I am looking forward to both the Note lll and the Mega.Currently have the Note ll and it has worked well for what need and use it for.Mainly internet access and secondary as a cell phone.I prefer a all in one device.Might not do everything a tablet does, but works for me and no paying extra $$ internet bill every month.Still on old At&t Unlimited data and lovin it