Itâ€™s no secret that Samsung sees the future in large, big-screen smartphones. Its flagship Galaxy S range has been given a larger screen with every iteration, then came the Galaxy Note, and recently we heard about the Galaxy Grand â€“ a Note sized phone without the stylus – when reporting from Samsung Forum 2013 in Cape Town.
Now, we have heard that there are two even larger phones coming, apparently being called Galaxy Mega according to SamMobile. We do know SamMobile are very accurate when reporting on non-released or rumoured Samsung devices, so donâ€™t be surprized if these pop up before long.
Â Reportedly there will be a Galaxy Mega 5.8 (code named GT-i9152), which will (obviously) house a 5.8 inch screen, and similarly the Galaxy Mega 6.3 (GT-i9200) will have a 6.3 inch screen. They should emerge by May 27 and June 17 respectively. While this is the first time we have heard the â€œMegaâ€ name being bandied about, it is reportedly a replacement for the â€œGalaxy Fonbletâ€ (yeah, ouch) name we heard just before MWC 2013.
We have also received details that suggest these phones will be mid-range devices. According to another SamMobile report, the Mega 5.8 is said to be packing a dual-core Exynos CPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, an 8 MP camera and a qHD (960 x 540 pixels resolution) LCD display. We donâ€™t have word about the Mega 6.3 yet, but we will keep you posted.
It seems the trend of ever larger smartphones isnâ€™t about to change anytime soon. How awkward or cumbersome a 6.3 inch phone will be remains to be seen, but we would imagine that it is meant for a very niche market. Would you consider such a device? Let us know in the comments below.