Samsung Galaxy Mega brings 4G and S4 features in Note size

The Samsung Galaxy Mega is official and comes in two different sizes, offering a HD screen, 4G and features from the S4.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega is official and it's coming to Britain. Mega features include a high-definition screen and 4G , and a bunch of new features from the  Samsung Galaxy S4 .

The Mega is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 : it's bigger than a phone, but smaller than a tablet. There are two options, although only one is bound for the UK. We're getting the 6.3-inch version, which features 4G, a faster processor and more detailed screen.

The 6.3-inch model boasts a high-definition display, although Samsung hasn't confirmed the exact resolution. The other model has a 5.8-inch screen with a much lower resolution, boasting just 960x540 pixels -- a worse pixel density than the original Galaxy S  -- but let's not worry about that seeing as it won't be on sale here.

Both pack mediocre dual-core processors, the 6.3-inch version clocked at 1.7GHz and the 5.8-inch model clocked at 1.4GHz. They have 8GB or 16GB of storage for your movies, music and photos, with a microSD card slot to expand that by another 64GB.

Running the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software, the Mega borrows a host of features from the forthcoming Galaxy S4 . That includes Group Play, which lets you link together up to eight Galaxy devices on the same Wi-Fi network, and the clever S Translator, which instantly translates anything you say or type into the phone into different languages.

It also has the new camera options found on the S4 to take different kinds of shots, with an 8-megapixel camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing snapper for video calls.

Like the S4, the Mega has a built-in infrared remote control to take charge of your TV. And like the Note, the Mega can put two apps next to each other in a split screen feature for multi-tasking.

The 6.3-inch Mega is coming to Britain in "mid-May." We'll keep you posted on prices and availability.

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I'm not entirely sure exactly why the folks at Samsung has introduced another brand to go with the Note and Tab, but sales of the Note and S phones suggest they know what they're doing. Hit play on our video above to see the Note 2 in action.

Are you tempted by the Mega? Is Samsung in danger of offering too many tablets, or is the Mega a worthwhile companion to the Note and Tab line-up? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page .

 

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