The Mega is a new subfamily of the Galaxy tree, one that seems to include even bigger handsets than the Note series.
We have seen rumored specs and features for both devices already but it’s time to look at the real deal. From the start, we’re going to tell you that these aren’t necessarily flagship devices by 2013 standards, although they’re certainly going to offer you a great Android experience.
As usual, official press releases for new products aren’t ready to reveal that many availability details for said devices. The same goes for the new Galaxy Mega smartphones announcement.
Samsung says the handsets will launch “globally” starting with May when they’ll hit “Europe and Russia.” Since Samsung makes a clear distinction between Europe and Russia, does this mean that Russian Android fans will be the first ones to get the new devices? We’ll have to get back to you on that once Samsung and carrier partners will be ready to share more information.
The company didn’t specifically mention any release dates for the U.S. market at this time.
Pricing details for the either model aren’t available at this time either, so we’ll just have to wait for retailers to share more details about their Galaxy Mega launch plans. At least one retailer in Germany has started taking Galaxy Mega 6.3 pre-orders even before Samsung announced the smartphone (priced at €699), but we’ll advise you to stay away for such offers until we actually get official pricing for the new devices.