Samsung stands at the top of the mountain when it comes Android phone sales.  Part of that success can be attributed to the S3′s massive popularity, as well as the company’s wide array of models.   And today the Korean electronics company announced two new phones for the European market, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3

For the most part the two phones aren’t much different from one and other.  The Mega 5.8 sports a 5.8-inch screen and is limited to HSPA markets.  It’s powered by a dual-core 1.4Ghz processor, and will only arrive in one flavor; 8GB of storage, though that can be expanded to 72GB by add a microSD card.  The 5.8-inch screen has a rather understated qHD display, and like its big brother will ship with Android 4.2.

The larger Mega 6.3 will pack in an LTE chip in addition to HSPA compatibility.  Screen resolution maxes out a at 720p, which is sad considering its massive size, though by all accounts should still be tolerable.  A dual-core 1.7Ghz processor is found in the 6.3, which bests the 5.8, though not by much.  It too will ship with Android 4.2 and come in either 8GB or 16GB flavors.

Both handsets are to include an 8-megapixel camera, as well as a front facing 1.9-megapixel shooter.  They’ll also pack in Air View, a feature that we recently saw demoed with the release of the Samsung S4.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 are set to hit Europe and Russia starting sometime in May.  A global launch should trickle out over the following few months.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."