Samsung prepping 5.8-inch, 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega, rumors say

New chatter suggests that Samsung could soon introduce a pair of large-screen smartphones as part of the Galaxy Mega line.

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Samsung could soon introduce a pair of large-screen Galaxy Mega smartphones, if recent chatter proves to be accurate.

Rumors surfacing this past week indicate that Samsung may be readying both a 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch Galaxy handset as part of a new line of phones. Early details for the so-called "Galaxy Mega" series point to a midrange Android experience. Both devices are reported to run Android Jelly Bean with Samsung's own TouchWiz Nature interface.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 (GT-i9152) is expected to feature a 5.8-inch qHD (960×540-pixel) LCD display as well as a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 2,600mAh battery.

It will also reportedly boast a thin, 10mm chassis. What's more, the rumored dimensions (164x83.8x9.7mm) indicate an overall form factor only slightly larger than Samsung's Galaxy Note 2. As often is the case with Samsung's international models, the handset may be offered in single-SIM and dual-SIM ("Duos") iterations.

As for the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, rumors suggest that the phone will carry an unheard of 6.3-inch HD display. Additional specifications include a dual-core Exynos processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is rumored to arrive around in mid-June with the Galaxy Mega 6.3 following a few weeks later.