Samsung's New Galaxy Mega: 6.3 Inches of Oversized Smartphone

Samsung has officially announced the arrival of its new gargantuan handsets. The new, aptly named Galaxy Mega will be available in both 5.8- and 6.3-inch versions—for people with freakishly large hands everywhere.

The new pair of phones, both of which are bigger than Samsung's already enormous 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 (check out a comparison shot below, from Ubergizmo), are actually fairly modest in terms of spec. The 6.3-inch phone offers up a 720p display, LTE connectivity, 8GB or 16GB of storage, and a 1.7GHz dual-core processor. The smaller 5.8-inch model a qHD display, HSPA connectivity, 8GB of storage, and a 1.4GHz dual-core processor.

In terms of similarities, both have IR blasters, an 8-megapixel camera, 1.5GB of RAM, a microSD slot, and are running the latest version of Jelly Bean. They will also, apparently, feature some of Samsung's new software, like Air View and Pop-Up Play. Ubergizmo got to have an early play with the 6.3-inch model and, oddly, was reasonably impressed. Huh.

There's no word yet on exact availability, though they'll initially be available in Europe next month before gradually going on sale elsewhere. Nor, for that matter, has Samsung announced pricing—but give the specs, they should be cheaper than the Note 2. It's just not clear who on Earth will buy one. [Samsung via Ubergizmo]

Samsung's New Galaxy Mega: 6.3 Inches of Oversized Smartphone