The smartphone does not feature LTE, but comes with HSPA+ support
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Mega series less than two weeks ago and confirmed that two devices in the new lineup would be launched on the market next month.The Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 are expected to make their entrance on the market in Europe, but exact release date and pricing options have yet to be revealed by Samsung.
It is also worth mentioning that the smartphones won’t be released in all countries. For example, Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 will not be available in the UK, but the handset maker has confirmed that the Galaxy Mega 6.3 will arrive in the country in mid-May.
Android enthusiasts in the United States will be able to purchase at least one of the Galaxy Mega models, though we’re still waiting for carriers to issue official announcements.
Until then, the folks over at Engadget have just spotted the Galaxy Mega 6.3 at FCC (Federal Communications Commission).
The bad news is that the model approved by FCC is the one without LTE support, the Samsung GT-I9200. However, there’s a slight chance that it might be released at AT&T thanks to its HSPA+ support.
The smartphone has been confirmed to ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, just like the Galaxy S 4.
The phablet sports a huge 6.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution.
It also packs a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM and 8/16GB of internal memory.
Obviously, users will be able to further expand storage up to 64GB via microSD memory card. On the back, the smartphone boasts an enhanced 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus and LED flash, while on the front, there’s a secondary 1.9-megapixel camera for video calls.
Such a huge display requires a high-capacity battery, which is why Samsung has decided to embed a 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery.