Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 goes official: Europe-bound and coming in May

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 goes official: Europe-bound and coming in May
After numerous leaks here and there, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has just been officially unveiled and it is coming to Europe and Russia in May.

The Galaxy Mega 5.8 stretches the limits of what we consider a phablet with its humongous 5.8-inch display. The resolution, though, is only the qHD 540 x 960 pixels which works out to some 189ppi. In simple terms this means the screen is definitely not among the sharpest ones out there and jagged edges and pixelization will definitely be noticeable.

While not a high-end device, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 will bring some of the latest features we saw in the Galaxy S4 to those on a tighter budget. The split screen function as well as the new camera modes like Drama Shot and Sound and Shot will come pre-loaded on the device. Samsung’s S Travel and Story Album are among the features that will also make their way onto this handset.

The Mega 5.8 along with the newly announced Galaxy Mega 6.3 will also likely serve as test vessels for Samsung as it will undoubtedly judge users’ interest in such gigantic phones.

Here is a quick rundown of the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

  • 5.8” qHD screen
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.4GHz dual-core chip, 1.5GB RAM
  • 9.0mm thickness, 182g weight
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • 8GB Internal Memory (expandable via microSD cards of up to 64GB)
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, BT 4.0 with BLE, USB 2.0 H/S, GPS+GLONASS

source: Samsung

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Galaxy Mega 5.8
  • Display 5.8" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Broadcom BCM28155, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(12h 3G talk time)



1. tryingHARD

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

instead of making plastic big phones, try making aluminum/glass/Premium quality phones! 4.5 inches of pure premium quality hardware is enough!

5. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Instead of using plastics it still weighs too much.

13. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

you say hardware is you would rather have a beutiful looking premium phone without any hint of decent hardware running a terrible os...lets face it the reason why smartphones are smart is because f there hardware, take that away and you have got nothing...

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Dual core?? Really? -,- ...

3. JunaidZaka

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 24, 2012

It is powered by the Exynos 5250 chipset, like the one that went into the Google Nexus 10 so there won't be any performance issues at all considering that on the Nexus 10 the T604 GPU had to drive a 2560 x 1600 pixel screen while here its going to power a 720p screen

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Is it really the 5250? I thought A15 was too power hungry for phones without big.Little?

29. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm with Bezerk on this one. It's a qHD screen, not an HD one as you stated. It's possible that it could be the 5250, but a phone like this doesn't necessarily need that kind of power. I guess we'll have to wait to see.

4. TheBitterTruth unregistered

185g? Thats too much.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

182g? You wanna compete with the Nokia Lumia 920 , eh Sammy boy? :P

8. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Sammy fans were arguing that Lumia is too heavy. Now what will you say Sammy fanboys?

9. Yeahman

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

The Lumia 920 is a 4.5" device, this is a 5.8" device. Why compare the uncomparable?

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Because this is a device of 2013 with spec of 2011 era! That's what all of you would say!

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Dude, the weight! Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 - 182g (5.8") Nokia Lumia 920 - 185g (4.5")

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Nokia at those screen dimensions could weight 220+ :)

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha........ xD

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

about 300+ men.....!!! but solid piece, and unbreakable......!!!

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Sammy fans : "What? What? We didn't said that before!!!" Me : "That's what she said......." :P

7. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Every upcoming is phone is getting bigger and bigger :( What about those who doesnt have big enoughhands to hold it?

10. abecedef

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Battery is 2600 mAh if someone wants to know :)

12. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Samsung,those it mean that the note 3 will have a 6.5 inch display?

17. riosworos

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

It seems you guys are forgetting its just a mid-range device....!!!

18. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

one day a samsung phone will come with screen size 10 inches. and again will ll make fool of themselves. poor samsung, ur just making fun of a thing called INNOVATION. again same poor old and rotten stuff from sammy as usual. alll junk plasticcc!!!1

19. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012


20. supa_dupa

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


21. KickRocks

Posts: 283; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I like Samsung but these "phone" or "phablet" sizes are just getting stupid. They are realistically impractical to use as an everyday device.

23. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Anything above 5 is plain STUPID. Can't be wearing Pyjamas to office ...

24. iDio1s

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

You guys are so blinded. Complain just like when the Note was released. You don't like it, buy a smaller one. This is the low end phone, so many stupid people around.

25. iDio1s

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

Just wait for next year when Apple, Sony, HTC, Moto and Nokia make bigger than 5.5". These iGnorants and iDiots will say they are perfect sizes.

27. iDio1s

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

Same crap I read when Samsung released 4.8" and now 5" you all think is perfect.

28. KashAli

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Samsung made money from large screen phones like Galaxy S2, Note, S3 and NoteII now being too greedy now and going over he top now.

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