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Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 to arrive later than expected

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3, initially scheduled to be released in May, will make their way to the market later than it was initially expected.
May 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?