Due to delays, Samsung will reportedly launch the Galaxy Mega in July
Since Samsung has been able to attain such immense success with their Galaxy line of smartphones, they are trying to expand upon that success with the new Galaxy Mega phone. The Mega will come in two different sizes, the Mega 6.3 and the Mega 5.8. Both phones were expected to launch in the UK sometime in May after they were first announced in April, but that release date appears to have been delayed.
According to the coming soon page on Carphone Warehouse’s website, they will not be selling the Galaxy Mega until July, but no exact dates were given. Previous reports had suggested that Samsung would release the Galaxy Mega in-between May and June, with the 5.8 version launching first in May and then the 6.3-inch version following in June.
When Samsung announced the Mega in April, we learned that it would be a mid-range smartphone offering slightly lower specs than those that are found on the Galaxy Note II. Plus, we also learned what the exact specs would end up being at release. The Galaxy Mega includes Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, an 8 MP Rear Camera, 1.9 MP Front Camera, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8GB of Internal Storage.
The only true difference in specs is seen with the processor which is 1.4 GHz on the Mega 5.8 and 1.7 GHz on the Mega 6.3. The other difference is that the 6.3-inch device will only be launching in Europe.
Even though neither of the Galaxy Mega phones are positioned to compete with the iPhone 5S, they should be coming out just before Apple releases their new iPhone. Since the specs are still relatively high, Samsung could be moving around the release date to take away some media attention from the iPhone 5S when it is released.
Right now, reports suggest that Samsung had to delay the Galaxy Mega launch in order to keep up with demand for the high-end Galaxy S4 which was recently released.