Samsung's massive Galaxy Mega smartphone is finally making its way stateside and several mobile networks are set to power the device, including AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular.
The 6.3-inch phablet, which will be available in 8GB and 16GB options in Nova Black or Polar White, runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 1.5GB of internal RAM and has a removable 3,200 mAh battery, Samsung said on Monday. Storage can be expanded up to 64GB with an external micro SD card.
AT&T said it will start selling the Galaxy Mega on Aug. 23 for $149.99, with a two-year contract or for $24 per month under its early upgrade plan called AT&T Next. Sprint said it plans to offer the smartphone “later this year” and that it will be eligible for unlimited data plans. U.S. Cellular hasn't yet announced launch details.
The smartphone's 720 x 1280 HD Super Clear LCD display is described as optimal for watching movies and music videos, reading books and playing games.
The new device boasts several features introduced in previous models -- including Air View, which allows users to preview content by hovering a finger over the screen; Multi Window, which can run multiple apps on screen simultaneously; and WatchOn, an entertainment app that allows viewing as well as recommends shows and movies. Otherwise, specs for the Galaxy Mega are pretty basic, including an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera that provides several modes such as Beauty Face and Best Shot.
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