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May 29, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3 gets priced in India

After much fanfare, Samsung has finally revealed the pricing and availability date for both the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 as both gargantuan handsets were launched in India.

galaxy mega price philippines

The smaller of the two, the Galaxy Mega 5.8, will be retailed for INR24900 (Indian Rupee) or Php18,643 and change in our local currency. Its bigger sibling, on the other hand, will have a sticker price equivalent to Php23,577. Here’s a quick look at both of these handsets’ specs sheets.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 GT-I9200 specs:
6.3-inch HD TFT LCD
Exynos 5250 Dual 1.7GHz dual core processor
1.5GB RAM
8MP autofocus rear camera
1.9MP front-facing camera
8/16GB internal storage
Expandable up to 64GB
DC-HSDPA 42Mbps, LTE 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11ac
NFC
IR Blaster
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
3200mAh battery
Android 4.2
167.6 x 88 x 7.9mm
199g

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 GT-I9152 specs:
5.8-inch qHD (960×540) TFT display
1.4GHz dual-core processor
1.5GB RAM
8 megapixel rear camera
1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
8GB internal storage
Expandable up to 64GB
HSPA+ 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
2600mAh battery
Android 4.2
162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm
182g

According to reports, these two handsets will become available in India starting on the 3rd of next month. Meanwhile, Samsung PH has yet to announce the pricing although they’ve previously sent us information that the Philippine release will be this June as well. As soon as we get a word from them, rest assured that we’ll give you an update.

samsung galaxy mega

In the meantime, we’re curious to know what you think about Samsung’s pricing scheme for these two humongous handsets. Assuming that the local price will roughly be the same as the one mentioned above, is either of these smartphones worth that sticker price?

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7 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3 gets priced in India”

  1. randy says:

    the question is will both models of samsung galaxy mega have dual sim capability

  2. arvinsim says:

    With those prices, isn’t it better to get an S3 or Note 2 since the prices on those are going down already?

  3. Freeje says:

    Overpriced! Better get an S3 with Note 2 configuration only P17,500!

  4. Treng
    Twitter: trengv
    says:

    i better go with Note 2 :)))

  5. abuzalzal says:

    For Php 1k more with the Note 2, you’ll get

    Wacom Digitizer
    Faster CPU
    More RAM
    Better Camera
    Better Display (since the Mega 6.3 is only TFT)

    Lugi ba o hinde?

  6. marco says:

    5.8 has dual-sim

  7. alexis says:

    @randy – the 5.8 – dual / 6.3 – single
    @arvinsim – imagine watching a movie or a video on a 6.3-inch screen
    @Freeje – note 2 is currently at 26,999 with sumsung store / mega is currenly at 22,999 with 16GB internal memory. 4k is 4k and specs are not that far to compare
    @Treng – ok
    @abuzalzal – were did you get the 1k difference? honestly if you are going to compare the actual screen – its better than the note 2
    @marco – i dont vote for the 5.8 even if its dual sim

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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