By Stephen Schenck | April 8, 2013 10:41 AM
Last week, we heard that Samsung might be expanding beyond the confines of its Galaxy Note lineup when it comes to the company’s phablet offerings, and could be planning to release a pair of so-called Galaxy Mega handsets, measuring-in with 5.8 and 6.3-inch screens. We had little but those sizes to go on earlier, but now some new info on the pair has arrived, attempting to describe their hardware in a little more detail.
As you should have been able to tell from the pic accompanying the earlier news (and up top again for your convenience), the Mega 5.8 will be a dual-sim DUOS model. Unfortunately, it has some less-than-ideal specs for a device this size. Supposedly, that 5.8-inch screen will only have a qHD resolution, and be an LCD, not one of Samsung’s OLED panels. Despite its size, the phone would also only have a 2600mAh battery. It could arrive running a dual-core 1.4GHz SoC and have an unusual 1.5GB of RAM.
On the Mega 6.3, at least the screen would be HD (presumably 720p), and could be a PLS LCD component. The phone would run a 1.7GHz dual-core chip, but again this one’s attached to that really oddball 1.5GB of RAM figure. The battery is now a more appropriate size for a handset of this stature, measuring in a 3200mAh.
Both phones would have eight-megapixel main cameras with two-megapixel front-facers.