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Need a cheaper alternative to Galaxy Note II? AT&T just launched Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

ByinNew Phones | August 25, 2013

Galaxy Mega 6.3 ATT on contractIf you are into big phones but you find the Galaxy Note II too expensive, AT&T has a cheaper alternative. The carrier has just added the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to its lineup. The phone is up for grabs for $149.99 with a new two-year contract. With month to month service without long term commitment the handset costs $479.99. If you prefer something in the middle, AT&T also sells the device with a one-year agreement for a price of $399.99.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 for AT&T

Galaxy Mega 6.3 AT&T“The next big thing is here” is Samsung’s line used in advertising new smartphones from the Galaxy family. However, in the case of the Galaxy Mega 6.3 it is a bit of an understatement. The phone is simply huge. In fact, currently it is the biggest smartphone offered by any carrier on the US soil. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 boasts a 6.3-inch HD PLS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, which puts the device closer to a tablet than to a average phone. In addition to an LTE radio, the handset offers HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and of course Wi-Fi with mobile hotspot.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 for AT&T is powered by a dual-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor ticking along 1.5 GB of RAM. The phone comes with 16 GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD slot up to 64 GB. The handset is also equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera as well as a 1.9-megapixel user-facing sensor. The battery is a hefty 3,200 mAh unit, offering up to 18 hours of talk time and up to 19 days of standby time. The device runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top.

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