U.S. Cellular picks up Samsung Galaxy Mega Sept. 17

The 6.3-inch budget phablet lands online September 17 and on store shelves two days later.

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Already staking its claim on AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy Mega and its enormous 6.3-inch screen are making a home at U.S. Cellular.

The extra-large "phablet" will sell for a budget $150 on contract, after an instant rebate.

Eager customers can buy it online starting tomorrow, September 17, and those who opt for in-store purchase will find it in carrier shops on September 19.

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 , the Mega has no stylus or extra tricks to spice up Samsung's typical Android experience.

It does, however, have a modern OS -- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean -- an IR blaster to remotely control the TV, and multitasking features with a split-screen look.

There were a few hardware trade-offs to hit the Mega's price point. You'll notice an adequate 1.7GHz dual-core processor, a 720p HD screen (versus 1080p HD,) and an 8-megapixel camera rather than Samsung's top-of-the-line 13-megapixel number.

You can read up on even more details in the full Samsung Galaxy Mega review .

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