Want a big Android powered device for excellent video viewing, note taking and hammering all those office emails and memos? Just read this review of the Galaxy Note II and you can’t stoop salivating and want one but that price is a bit off your path? There’s an answer to all those questions: the Galaxy Mega.
Samsung just the launched the device for the Kenyan market this morning complete with a brand ambassador, Collins Injera, the one and only of the national sevens rugby team.
Actually S4 matters aside, this is the one device I really looked forward to seeing unveiled locally. The Galaxy Mega stands right there between a tablet and a smartphone just like the members of the Galaxy Note series but minus the ultra-premium pricing and the S Pen. Plus being a 2013 Samsung device, it packs some of the features you have seen in the S4’s software and has the advantage of giving you some more screen real estate.
What is its pricing? Samsung expects retailers to charge you Ksh 35,000-38,000. They have partnered with Safaricom and they will be giving you some 1.5 GB of data to welcome you to the Android side of life. You’ll also get a free Samsung Bluetooth Headset with a purchase of the Galaxy Mega that will normally set you back close to Ksh 4,000.
The Galaxy Mega comes in two flavours: the 5.8 inch version (GT- I9150) and the 6.3 inch version (GT-I9200). For now you’ll be getting the 5.8 inch variant in shops locally.
Here’s a quick rundown of the specs
- 5.8 inch qHD TFT capacitive touch screen with a pixel density of 190 ppi (540 x 960 pixels)
- 1.4 Ghz dual core processor
- 8 GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card upto 64 GB
- 8 megapixel main camera and 1.9 front facing camera
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz
- 2600 mAh battery
- There is support for dual SIM just like the Galaxy Grand
The device comes with the now standard Samsung 2 year warranty.