Powered by Android 4.2, the Mega runs on a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM, with LTE support.
With only 8GB of storage, Samsung is shipping the device with a 4GB microSD card, though you could expand your storage up to 64GB. The smartphone-tablet hybrid also sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-inch front-facing camera.
With a HD 6.3-inch TFT display, its 3,200mAh should be able to manage operations for a full day and might be able to drag into the morning of the second.
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But while the Galaxy Mega's specs aren't quite up to par with either the Active, Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy S4, the Mega still touts Samsung's apps and features, like S Travel, S Translator, Air View and Multi Window.
We're also not entirely sure who Samsung is aiming the Mega at, though it looks to be an affordable two-in-one option, rather than having to spring for both a phone and tablet. Just hope your pockets are large enough and you always carry your handsfree headset.
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While the smartphone will be available exclusively through JB Hi-Fi, the Galaxy Mega will also be available through Samsung Experience Stores in Sydney and Melbourne.
- Not decided on the huge phablet yet? Why not check out our Samsung Galaxy Mega review first.