KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung's mammoth Galaxy Mega 6.3in smartphone will be released in the UK in July, according to Carphone Warehouse.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 was announced what seems like months ago, but it was in fact mid-April. Following the unveiling, Samsung said that the smartphone/tablet hybrid would be available in Europe from May, although it looks like that might have been pushed back.
We've spotted the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 on Carphone Warehouse's Coming Soon webpage, complete with a July release date. There's no word on pricing or a release date yet, but we've contacted the retailer, and Samsung, for more information.
It has yet to be picked up by any UK networks, although it's likely that Carphone Warehouse will offer it on tariffs with a number of different mobile operators.
Besides its gigantic 6.3in HD screen, the Galaxy Mega is essentially a mid-range alternative to the firm's Galaxy Note lineup. The handset, which will also be made available in a 5.8in version, features a dual-core 1.7GHz processor and Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, although it lacks most of the software add-ons found on the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone.
There's also an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 1.9MP front-facing camera, support for 4G LTE, a 3,200mAh battery and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage.
Check out our Samsung Galaxy Mega hands-on review. µ