Samsung to call its upcoming phablets 'Galaxy Mega', 5.8" and 6.3" variants in the works

Samsung to call its upcoming phablets 'Galaxy Mega', 5.8
There's a new rumor floating around that Samsung is going to introduce a new branding for its upcoming 'phablet' devices. According to SamMoble, the two phablets that are said to be in the works, which are rumored to feature a 5.8" screen and a 6.3" screen, respectively, will have the name 'Galaxy Mega' and will not be part of the Galaxy Note series.

The fact that these guys will be separate from the Note series is "proven" by their rumored model numbers, which are said to be GT-I9152 for the 5.8" one and GT-I9200 for the 6.3" one. While all this sounds believable, it doesn't really make sense to us, because handsets with such enormous screens would make for perfect devices for hand-writing. Then again, Samsung might decide to include an S Pen with them anyway, though that would make it a bit weird to keep the Galaxy Note series as a separate line. Unfortunately, the source doesn't provide any details as to what's expected to happen with the Galaxy Note line once the Mega devices arrive.

SamMobile, which has an alright track record when it comes to Samsung-related leaks, says that Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Mega 5.8 sometime around week 22 (May 27 - June 2) in white color, and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 - around week 25 (June 17 - June 23) in black and white colors.

As much as we'd like to believe this information, we do feel that it would be best if we consume this information with a grain of salt.

source: SamMobile



1. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

oh no! there are more phablets coming! i wish they should start making innovations, not making it much bigger.

9. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

4.8 was a sweet spot. so far every company this year has missed that. we need better camera(not more mp) and bigger battery. above all a stylish device that looks like it was worth $700

17. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

HTC One ;)

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 5" S4 is slightly smaller than 4.8" S3 And HTC One is 4.8"

36. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

4.7" .

37. ph00ny

Posts: 2066; Member since: May 26, 2011

Wait what's wrong with the 5" form factor when it's physically smaller than the 4.8" it's replacing?

34. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I agree, i think Samsung's lineup outside of the S and Note is getting very confusing..

2. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Samsung please no 6.3 inches for the Note3. I beg you.[+]

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

did you even read the post ?

10. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

like his user name, he just read one third of article.

13. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

read the article my friend. I even read the original source from sammobile. I was just referring to the rumored 6.3 inches for the Note3. Read sammobiles article first. [+]

7. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

it's not the note3 my friend..

15. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Galaxy Note 5 = holding a 7.5 inch slab against your face and looking like a retard. I could imagine that happening, in fact the 8 inch one that came out recently is already one example.

18. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

this is why i jumped from sinking ship of Samsung to Sony. Xperia Z :)

23. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Just wait until sony unveil a 6.4 inch phablet. I still think anything smaller than the 7 inch screen isn't big enough as text is still quite awkward to read despite the fact I have excellent eyesight. I hope the Sony Togari has a res of 1200p at least.

25. oister85 unregistered

Sinking ship samsung ??? I dont think samsung is sinking

29. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Just another Sony loving Samsung hater, just jealous that Sammy is pummeling the smitherines out of a has been. I mean I personally use an Xperia T but nothing really special IMO.

27. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

MY friend bought the XZ and in all honesty it is not as impressive as I thought! It looks stylish but the screen contrast is very lacking and quite boring for a fullHD screen. Plus the camera is not as good as the HTC one, S4, or iPhone 5. Ive always hated the Sony android skin and I thought they would haven't improved but no

33. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

i lol'd when he said samsung a sinking ship dude samsung is god of android deal with it

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

At this rate, people are going to have a hard time differentiating between a 7 inch phablet and a 7 inch tablet. And this time round, people will start joking about Samsung's growth in phone size just as Apple did with the length of the iPhone (minus the features)

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i think many will shift to the below 5" options if they continue to increase the screen size

5. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

This is getting.. out of hand lol.

11. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

good pun

19. No_Nonsense unregistered

I wonder when will the next galaxy phone be as big as a galaxy.

38. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

maybe in a 'men in black' world

6. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Late night April Fools?

8. areeeeez

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Damn! everything got more and more bigger nowadays...

14. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, I told you this weeks ago PA. Seriously. False modesty aside - I'm really proving my self right over and over in these kind of things here. The Exynos/Snapdragon combination in S4 due to production yield issues, the S4' size not being bigger than S3, the S4 leaked "Chinese" variant being the real one - to name the rest.

24. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

This is actually the fonblets which are low end devices aimed at the emerging markets. The note is the 5.9 inch size, looks like there won't be a 6.3 inch variant for the Note 3 :(

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Oh and it makes sense..kind of. In order to avoid confusion with different size variants- or even to make it sound more prominent, building on the Galaxy name - they'll scrap the Note moniker and release the Mega branding

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