Samsung Group launches its biggest phablet Galaxy Mega at Rs 31,490

Samsung says Mega will fit in most pockets and is targeted at certain dedicated users.

Written by Pranay Parab | New Delhi | Published: May 28, 2013 3:27 pm

Samsung group launched its biggest phablet,Galaxy Mega,on Tuesday. The phablet is available in two sizes,5.8 inches and 6.3 inches,priced at Rs 25,100 and Rs 31,490 respectively. The Mega 5.8-inch weighs 182 grams,while its bigger iteration weighs 199 grams,both are fairly light for their sizes.

Samsung says Mega will fit in most pockets and is targeted at users who love watching videos on their phones. Galaxy Mega has an 8-MP rear camera with a 1.9-MP front camera. Samsung’s Story Album app helps users organise their albums better.

“Consumers in India prefer large displays in their smartphones owing to the time they spend in extensive multimedia viewing and more,” Vineet Taneja,Country Head,Samsung Mobile and Digital Imaging Business said at the launch.

It comes with a variety of Samsung apps such as Group Play (for easy sharing of data),S Memo (notes),S Translator,etc.

Both Galaxy Mega 6.3 inches and 5.8 inches run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean,16 GB internal memory and a microSD card slot that supports up to 64 GB. Samsung says the Mega has a battery life of around 12 hours on 3G.

The Galaxy Mega has been launched with two operator-specific data offers. Reliance users will get 2 GB data per month free for three months and unlimited access to WhatsApp,Twitter,Facebook and BigFlix movies. Vodafone users will get 2 GB 3G data per month free for two months.

Samsung said its smartphone market share is 47.4 per cent,while the same including tablets is 43.4 per cent. These two Mega phablets compete with Nokia Lumia 820,Sony Xperia SP and HTC 8X.

This launch follows Samsung’s launch of the cheapest Android phone,Galaxy Star at Rs 5,240.

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