Samsung Galaxy Mega: is bigger really better?

Samsung sources have suggested that 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch phones may well be on their way.

Samsung sources have suggested that 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch phones may well be on their way.

"We're going to need a bigger Note!" (Credit: CBSi)

Have you felt that the 5.5-inch screen on your Galaxy Note II just isn't big enough? Well, if the sources cited by SamMobile turn out to be accurate, you may be in luck.

According to the site, Samsung is poised to launch two new super-sized phones under the brand Galaxy Mega.

The Galaxy Mega 5.8 (GT-I9152) will add just 0.3 inches to the Note II's screen, and will arrive in the 22nd week of the year.

Its stable mate will be the Galaxy Mega 6.3 (GT-I9200), and it's set to be available around the middle of the year. Both will apparently come in black or white options.

The devices were initially rumoured at the start of the year under the terrible name of "Phonblet", and at the time were being tipped for a reveal at Mobile World Congress (MWC).

How likely are these phones to be the real deal? Well, Samsung has had considerable success at the heftier side of the market with the Note and the Note II. Add in the impressive screen resolution and pixel density we've seen for the Galaxy S4 , and you've got a phone that could tick the right boxes for more than a few people.

Where we find ourselves feeling a bit dubious is on the timing; it seems a little too close to the Galaxy S4 launch to be bringing two new phones to market. Similarly, we're not sure why Samsung would add Mega as a new brand, rather than continue with the Note name. But at least it's not still being mooted as the Phonblet.

 

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