Samsung is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to cornering the smartphone and tablet market. We already looked at how they are set to release a new tablet soon, well it seems as though a new phablet is inbound as well. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 looks set to bring the larger screen smartphone to those on a limited budget.
Looking at the Mega 5.8 specs, it’s clear to see this is no Galaxy Note 3, but Samsung doesn’t want it to be. For those on a limited budget they have had to Sit back and see how consumers have been able to enjoy the phablet, while staying out of their reach. It’s for this very reason why Samsung is releasing the cheaper device – well that and improving on their profits.
According to SamMobile the Galaxy Mega 5.8 specs have been confirmed, and it’s not got a 6.3-inch display as rumored, so this must be saved for the Note 3 instead.
As for those specs, we should expect to see a 5.8-inch qHD TFT display, with a less than impressive 960 x 540 resolution. The phablet will be powered by a dual-core, 1.4GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapizel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixal front-facing shooter.
Because this is more of a budget device, the 2,600 mAh battery makes sense, although the screen will not demand that much power, so battery performance should be pretty good. Finally, Android Jelly bean 4.2.2 should come installed on the mega 5.8.
There are currently no details as to when the Galaxy Mega 5.8 will be released, but it’s clear that Samsung are ready to cover yet another market.
What are your thoughts on the Mega 5.8, or would you rather wait for the Galaxy Note 3?
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