Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Mega 6.3 (along with the slightly smaller Galaxy Mega 5.8) back in April and since then we have seen reports suggesting the handset was going to arrive in the US by way of AT&T. Well, we have yet to see anything official from AT&T or Samsung on that front, however the handset has begun shipping to those in the US.

Given we do not have a carrier announcement those considering a purchase should prepare their wallet. The handset is shipping unlocked which means it is contract-free and therefor unsubsidized. Basically, you need to be willing to shell out $595 in order to make the purchase.

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is available by way of Expansys and in this case it will bring support for GSM on the 850/900/1800 and 1900 bands as well as HSDPA. Other specs include a 6.3-inch 720p display, dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 3200 mAh battery, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera.


The handset will be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz and have full access to the Play Store. Given the size of the display, it should come with little surprise that the handset itself is large. In this case that means measurements of 167.7 x 88 x 8.0mm with a weight of 199 grams.

With that, while we wait for news from AT&T, the handset is at least available for those feeling like they simply cannot wait any longer. Any takers?


  1. I ordered the 6.3 i9205 as a backup phone/mini tab with note 2 as my main phone. ..I ordered it for it screen size mainly and my curiosity of a true tab size phone

  2. I can’t justify spending that much. I think I’ll get a Note 2 and wait for a 7″ phone. People that don’t get the large phone sizes have never used a Bluetooth headset. A note to the OEM’s: When the phones are getting this size I don’t care about slim. Give me battery that will run all day under constant use. Switch to a GSM carrier that uses a SIM card so you can switch your SIM card into a smaller phone if you go out in the evenings. I’m guessing these Phablets are for self employed persons like myself or persons that are not at a desk all day. 7″ with a BT keyboard and headset and I can accomplish 95% of my work anywhere. I need to try and remote access my PC from this setup.


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