It looks like consumers in the United States will have the opportunity to get their hands on Samsung’s exceptionally large Galaxy Mega handset, in some case as soon as later this month. On Monday, the Korean manufacturer announced that it plans to bring the 6.3-inch phablet stateside.
In many ways, the Galaxy Mega provides a larger option to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S IV handset. The two phones offer a lot of the same functionality, including key features such as no-hand controls via Air View, the ability to multi-task with Multi-Window, Watch On television controls, and an Easy Mode aimed at first time smartphone users.
The handset will offer a sizeable 6.3-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, and 1.5GB of RAM. The device will run on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and will house an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
Samsung announced that the 6.3-inch behemoth will be coming to AT&T, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular. However, details regarding specific release schedules and pricing will be regulated to those specific carriers.
Shortly after Samsung’s initial announcement, Sprint released a statement noting that the Galaxy Mega will be available on the carrier’s unlimited data plans later this year. AT&T also released a statement, noting that the carrier will release the handset on August 23 for $150 with a two-year contract or $24 per month with AT&T’s Next plan.