Samsung’s 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega Smartphone Hits the U.S. at the Worst Possible Time
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Samsung is about to bring a gigantic smartphone to several wireless carriers in the United States, but it’s not the one you’ve been waiting for.
Starting August 23, AT&T will sell the Samsung Galaxy Mega, a « phablet » with a 6.3-inch display, for $150 on-contract. Sprint and U.S. Cellular also plan to sell the Galaxy Mega, but haven’t yet announced release dates or prices.
The Galaxy Mega has the distinction of being an extra-large phone with extra-average specs. In terms of power and pixel density, it’s actually a bit worse than Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, which is now a year old.
It’s also less powerful than LG’s Optimus G Pro, which is just $100 on AT&T and and has a faster processor, more RAM, more storage, a sharper display and a better camera. (TIME Tech editor Doug Aamoth spent a lot of time with the Optimus G Pro, and didn’t…
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