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Samsung Introduces the GALAXY Mega

April 11, 2013

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GALAXY Mega (6.3), GALAXY Mega (5.8)

New GALAXY Mega offers the latest smartphone features with an extensive viewing experience.

New GALAXY Mega offers the latest smartphone features with an extensive viewing experience.

SEOUL, Korea, April 11, 2013 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Mega, a device that combines the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet. The newest addition to the GALAXY family balances an optimal viewing experience on a 6.3-inch HD screen or a 5.8-inch qHD screen, yet is ultra-thin and portable enough to put into a pocket or hold in one hand. The GALAXY Mega offers a mix of popular smartphone and tablet features such as an effortless user experience, a split screen, multitasking between video and other apps and more.

“We are aware of a great potential in the bigger screen for extensive viewing multimedia, web browsing, and more,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to provide another choice to meet our consumers’ varying lifestyles, all while maintaining the high-quality features of the award-winning GALAXY series.”

Best of Both Worlds

The GALAXY Mega is an ideal choice for customers who want to get the most out of one device that brings great quality at an even greater value. With a 6.3-inch HD Super Clear LCD screen or a 5.8-inch qHD screen with landscape mode support, the GALAXY Mega enables an exceptional widescreen view for various applications including web browsing, video, and SNS.

The GALAXY Mega is also light and thin for incredible portability and easy, convenient mobile phone use. Customers can stay connected with a variety of new phone features including:

• ‘Group Play’: Enables users to enjoy music, play games, and share pictures and documents with those around them without the need for a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal.
• ‘Samsung Link’: Easily streams photos, videos, notes, or music to your television, tablet or computer.
• ‘S Translator’: Say or text what you need translated into the GALAXY Mega, and it will provide instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, and ChatON.
• ‘ChatON’: Share what’s on your screen with friends to stay more connected.

Productivity and Multimedia for the Multi-Tasker

GALAXY Mega users will accomplish more with the rich, interactive experience and increased usability of the widescreen mode. Split screen capability for a variety of applications including email, messages, ‘MyFiles,’ ‘S Memo,’ ‘S Planner’, and more, makes for increased efficiency. With the popular ‘Air View’ feature, customers can preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts.

The GALAXY Mega is equipped with an enhanced 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, along with a variety of camera modes, including ‘Sound & Shot’ (captures 9 seconds of sound and voice together as the picture is taken to capture moments), ‘Sports’ and more. The device also packs various newly-introduced features for endless entertainment, including:

• ‘S Travel’: Provides trip information, local guides and resources and more 
• ‘Story Album’: Allows customers to create albums of daily events, keep special moments in one place using a timeline, geo-tag information and publish digital albums in hard copy

The GALAXY Mega runs on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean experience, and feature Dual Core Processor, spacious internal storage along with up to 64GB of expandable memory to store favorite apps, music, videos, photos and more. The devices’ advanced software also facilitates more efficient processor use for improved battery life, meaning users can enjoy longer talk time and multimedia use.

The GALAXY Mega will be available globally beginning May from Europe and Russia. The product availability varies by market and will be rolled out gradually.


Note to Editors:
Samsung GALAXY Mega (6.3) Product Specifications

Network LTE version:
LTE 100Mbps DL / 50Mbps UL
HSDPA 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps
EDGE/GPRS
3G version :
HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps
EDGE/GPRS100
Display 6.3-inch (159.7mm) HD Super Clear LCD
Processor 1.7GHz Dual Core AP
OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
Camera Feature Beauty Face, Best Photo,Continuous shot, Best face, Sound& Shot, Rich tone(HDR), Panorama, Sports, Night shot
Video 3GP, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, ASF
Audio MP3, M4A, MP4, 3GP, 3GA, WMA, OGG, OGA, AAC, FLAC
Services
& Additional
Features
Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Air View, Multi Window, Pop Up Play
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung WatchON
Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0
Google Mobile Services Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Local Google Play, Google Play Music, Google+, Google_ Messenger, YouTube, Google Talk
Connectivity Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct
BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S
GPS+GLONASS, NFC, MHL
Sensor Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope
Memory 8/16GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB), 1.5GB RAM
*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
Dimension 167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm , 199g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Samsung GALAXY Mega (5.8) Product Specifications

Network HSPA+21/5.76
Display 5.8-inch (147mm) qHD TFT
Processor 1.4GHz Dual Core AP
OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
Camera Feature Beauty Face, Best Photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Sound& Shot, Panorama, Sports
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Services
& Additional
Features
Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Multi Window, Pop Up Play
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung WatchON
Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0
Google Mobile Services Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Local, Google Play, Google Play Music, Google+, Google_Messenger, YouTube, Google Talk
Connectivity Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct
BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S
GPS+GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope
Memory 8GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB), 1.5GB RAM
*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade
Dimension 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm, 182g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 2,600 mAh

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

*Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.

*Android, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Local, Google Play, Google Play Music, Google+, Google_Messenger, YouTube, and Google Talk are trademarks of Google Inc.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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