News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy Mega
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2013
It hasn't been more than 2 months and already the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 is getting a significant price cut from RM2199 to RM1850 for a total deduction of RM349 for the 16GB version. Samsung have also slashed the Galaxy Note II price down from RM1999 to RM1680. A quick glance at other retailers have the Samsung Galaxy S III retailing at RM1380 from RM1699 and the Samsung Galaxy Grand at RM1040 from RM1299. Even the more recnet Samsung Galaxy S4 4G LTE version with 32GB storage is set to get a price cut from RM2499 to RM2299. All of these models and prices are listed below:
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9500): RM1850 (Previously RM2199)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505): RM2299 (Previously RM2499)
- Samsung Galaxy Note II: RM1680 (Previously RM1999)
- Samsung Galaxy S III: RM1380 (Previously RM1699)
- Samsung Galaxy Grand: RM1040 (Previously RM1299)
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2013
The next upcoming Samsung Galaxy device would have to be the Samsung Galaxy Note III. Rumoured to be packing in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, OIS and a much better camera, some new image has appeared of the early prototype device. From the image, the device looks to be almost all screen with the Galaxy's typical curved corners and overall design. The look of the bezels confirms that it isn't a Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. However, the pictures only show the screen side of the device so we can't confirm whether or not it is sporting a large camera hump (which would be there if it has OIS).
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2013
Samsung's oversized phablets continue to grow with the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3. Thankfully, their prices have also been revealed as vendors have started selling the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 in India at INR24900 (RM1364). The Samsung Galaxy 6.3 has been priced at INR31490 (RM1725). The price isn't entirely unexpected as both phablets only have midrange specs and should feature just a bit higher than the Samsung Galaxy Grand.
Last Updated: May 28, 2013
Samsung recently released a teaser image for their upcoming Samsung Premiere 2013 event happening on 20 June 2013 in London. They will also be streaming the event live at www.youtube.com/SamsungMobile so you can watch it here in Malaysia as well. From the text it is clear that they intend to release something Galaxy and ATIV related and the chopped up image seems to suggest a new notebook computer or hybrid tablet. However, since the text also mentions Galaxy it could also mean an announcement on new Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
Last Updated: May 21, 2013
In what appears to be a near-official leak, Samsung have let slip a new Samsung Galaxy S4 device much like the waterproof Samsung Galaxy S4 Activ and the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. This new device is called the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mega. The leak appeared on the version update for Samsung's WatchON app where it clearly says:
"Added support for upcoming S4 Mega, S4 mini and S4 Active.
Last Updated: May 09, 2013
While the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 were both officially announced last month, recent rumours confirm release dates for Europe and Russia will be Week 20 to Week 25 for the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Week 19 to Week 21 for the Galaxy Mega 6.3. Hopefully, Malaysia and other Asian regions will get the next batch of shipments after this. The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active are expected to be released in Week 29 while the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is expected from Week 23 to Week 25. For those of you who haven't been counting, this week is Week 19.
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2013
Samsung has officially announced that both Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch models are coming soon. For now, all news points these two screen-size record breaking phablets heading outside of Malaysia and into Europe in May 2013. The tech specs that we predicted earlier on are mostly accurate except for the fact that these two new phablets will likely offer support for new software features such as Air View, Pop-up Play, Multi Windows and much more.
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2013
As mentioned earlier, Samsung is rumoured to have been working on a 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch smartphone going by the name of the Mega under the models of GT-I9152 and GT-I9200. Recently, more rumours regarding these two models have surfaced including the tech specs:
Galaxy Mega 5.8-inch (GT-I9152)
- 5.8-inch LCD (960 x 540 pixel resolution)
- 1.4GHz dual-core processor
- 1.5GB RAM
- 8MP rear camera + 2MP front camera
- DUOS support ~ Dual-SIM capable
- 164 x 83.8 x 9.7mm
- 2600 mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS support
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2013
Just in from the rumour mill is that Samsung will soon be releasing a phablet called the Samsung Galaxy Mega and the new Galaxy Tab 3 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy Mega rumour mentions that it will release two models under this naming convention with the separate model numbers of GT-I9200 for a 6.3-inch version and the GT-I9152 for a 5.8-inch version with dual SIM support. Other rumours surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Mega models is that they may lack S Pen capabilities and have slightly lowered features in the same way like the Samsung Galaxy Grand.