Dallas, TX—Samsung Mobile introduced the Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone for the U.S. market. The Galaxy Mega, featuring a 6.3-inch, 720×1,280 HD screen, is a hybrid mobile device for those who want smartphone portability and the experience of a tablet.
“We continue to bring innovation with our Galaxy family of devices, with the Galaxy Mega representing a manifestation of consumer’s enthusiasm for our thin, large-screen designs,” said Nick DiCarlo, vice president, Product Planning and Marketing, Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy Mega combines exceptional features from the Samsung Galaxy smartphone family with a 6.3-inch screen.”
At 8 megapixels, the Galaxy Mega’s rear-facing camera is said to have no shutter lag, and its Galaxy Camera user interface supports numerous shooting modes, such as beauty face, best photo, sound & shot, and panorama. Users can also create photo albums with Story Album, a way to group content by event or date. Also included are a variety of effects filters and editing tools.
The Galaxy Mega gives users many of the key features of Samsung’s latest flagship device, the Galaxy S 4, on a larger screen, to showcase photos, watch videos, browse web pages and compose e-mails.
Those features include Air View, which enables users to explore information and content on the Galaxy Mega without touching the screen, by hovering a finger an inch above it to preview photos and e-mails, initiate speed-dial and magnify text. And, Multi Window split screen multitasking lets users run multiple apps on one screen simultaneously, like watching a movie on Samsung Hub while checking e-mail at the same time, all by dragging and dropping apps on the screen.
With WatchON, users can control a television using the Galaxy Mega as a remote control. Plus they can share content from the Galaxy Mega to a TV and browse channels by genre, search by title or receive recommendations based on their interests.
For the first-time smartphone owner, Samsung included easy mode, which simplifies the home screen layout, camera, calendar, messaging and the Internet browser to make the settings menu easier to navigate. Once a user is more comfortable with their Galaxy Mega, they can switch back to the standard home screen interface.
The Galaxy Mega runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), powered by a 1.7 GHz dual core CPU and 1.5GB of internal RAM. Users can store large libraries of photos, music and videos with expandable storage of up to a 64GB external microSD card. The smartphone is also SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise), which means a user’s photos, e-mails and contacts are protected.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega comes in black and white options and will be available from AT&T ($149.99 with a two-year agreement), Sprint and U.S. Cellular, with each carrier to announce their specific availability, colors and timing. samsung.com