the Galaxy Mega Thursday, a massive smartphone that comes in two
sizes. The biggest is a 6.3-inch behemoth that dwarfs the Galaxy
Note II. The other is an enormous (though less obnoxious)
5.8-inch device that also happens to be larger than the latest
In a strange turn of events, neither Mega will come equipped
with the quad-core processor that's powering the Galaxy S IV,
which is reportedly
twice as fast
as Apple's (NASDAQ:
) iPhone 5.
Thus far, critics don't seem to care.
Hubert Nguyen was one of the first to get his hands on the
device. In his preview of the Galaxy Mega, he said that the
handset "has little to envy to the Galaxy S IV," adding that it
is "like a close relative."
), a smartphone accessory manufacturer, has published a
to illustrate the differences between the Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S
IV, Galaxy Note II and HTC One, as well as the iPhone 5.
Unlike other Samsung phones, the Galaxy Mega did not receive
the level of hype that preceded the Galaxy S IV. In fact,
Ubergizmo had assumed that the rumors (of a larger Samsung phone)
were for the next-generation Galaxy Note. The Note II is only six
months old, however. It would be a bit early for Samsung to
upgrade that handset.
While most publications are discussing the Galaxy Mega with a
is giving its readers a little something extra: an ad for the
As of this writing, the Galaxy Mega is the
on USA Today's tech page. The tech section is sponsored by
BlackBerry, however, as noted at the top left corner of the
Consequently, readers might see this:
Instead of this:
Is this clever marketing on BlackBerry's behalf? Or is it a
coincidence that the ad (targeted at American consumers) happened
to appear over the announcement of a Korean phone made for
Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer
of Benzinga. You can reach him at 248-636-1322 or
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