Samsung encouraged by Galaxy Grand success, expects to sell 1 million Galaxy Mega 5.8s a month

Samsung encouraged by Galaxy Grand success, expects to sell 1 million Galaxy Mega 5.8s a month
Samsung is expecting to sell around 1 million Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 smartphones judging by the company’s request for 1 million 5.8-inch touch panels to suppliers. DigiTimes reported Samsung has placed orders of 1 million a month to Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and Giantplus Technology, the two companies that will supply the touch panels for the Galaxy Mega 5.8.

Samsung officially unveiled the 5.8-inch Galaxy Mega 5.8 yesterday. The panel shipments will begin in May or June, and that’s exactly when we expect the device to hit store shelves. Meanwhile, it was confirmed that at least one big Western market won’t be getting the gigantic smartphone and that is the United Kingdom.

Samsung is obviously onto something with those big screen smartphones as earlier data show that its 5-inch Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is enjoying great sales. Despite its paltry 480 x 800 pixel resolution spread across the big 5-inch display, panel shipments for the Grand Duos are going up to 2 million a month in May, an impressive number. That’s a clear indication for the user interest in devices with large displays.

Samsung is outsourcing orders for its mid range smartphones so it can fully focus on manufacturing enough AMOLED panels for its Galaxy S4 and other flagship devices.

Larger devices are actually enjoying healthy growth at start. Huawei’s Ascend Mate 6.1 is another large phablet, and Japanese Sharp and Panasonic are also expected to announce devices in that form factor.

source: DigiTimes

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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)

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18 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

That's a large call for such a large phone.

9. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i would have to wait till the device comes out till i have a conclusion. I'm pretty sure i'm gonna like it cause i feel my Galaxy Note is small now

11. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

The bigger the better, right? The note 8 would fit you pretty well.

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I see Galaxy Grand hugely successful here in India. Even after fierce competition by Micromax Canvas phones and other local manufacturers Grand is really doing well here.

15. osaFromJava

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

same here in Indonesia

3. Mr..J

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

i would have bought galaxy grand if it had a good processor and gpu.gaming is s**t on it

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Most people with tablets don't know much about how to use the embeded features. They just want to show off...and if that's the point, this phone won't be far off. I don't see businessmen carrying huge slates in their hands.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

In India i mean...

5. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Big screen is pointless if it cant play proper high end games, and low screen res doesnt help either

7. Kurai unregistered

what's next ? . . .galaxy giga? tera? or maybe some galaxy mega mini s3 ?

8. FlushGordon unregistered

Simply Overpriced....

10. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Galaxy Grand sells very well in my country. The advantage of a large screen with low resolution is that everything looks so big, and that's very good to ageing eyes. Average people expects bigger device to have bigger icons and fonts and not the other way

12. lovefist unregistered

wth is a galaxy grand? never seen one in a shop and nobody heard someone talk about it.

13. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

hahaha people dont really care whats on the phone, 1080p, airview, blah blah blah as long as there is a uniqueness on a device, people would buy it Grand Duos offer a cheap price that's why its a HIT!! even a lot of people dont brag the WVGA resolution. hahaha

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Am I the only one who doesn't like the "DUOS"?

16. Deemow26

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

This article is not correct. The Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Grand are DUAL SIM GSM phones. The real article here is that customer want dual sim capability.

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

What exactly about this article in incorrect? Samsung has many dual-sim phones. The fact that the Grand is selling well shows many are interested in dual-sim as well as large screen phones.

18. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

The Bigger is better theory has to fall. Sick Samsung.

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