It’s big and bold. And did we mention big? It’s the Samsung Galaxy Mega, a 6.3-inch smartphone, and it launches in the U.S. on August 23. The Galaxy Mega had been launched internationally last April, but no U.S. release date was announced at that time.
The new phablet will be available via AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular in Black or Polaris. Cost is $150 with a two-year contract, or $24 per month for those with its early upgrade AT&T Next program.
The Galaxy Mega features a 720×1280 HD Super Clear LCD display. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU with 1.5GB of internal RAM. Storage can be expanded up to 64GB via an external micro SD card. You’ll also get a 8 megapixel rear-facing camera.
And lets not forget massive 6.3-inch screen. Samsung is targeting consumers who want to use the device for watching movies and reading books – but also want to make phone calls with it.