World’s leading phone manufacturer, Samsung has introduced the world’s largest smartphone — the Samsung Galaxy Mega — into the Nigerian market.
The device, which combines the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet, was unveiled recently in Ikeja, Lagos in a star-studded event featuring Samsung brand ambassadors, Kate Henshaw, Banky W and Ali Nuhu.
“We are very excited and proud to introduce the device to Nigeria, fulfilling our consumers’ varying needs, whilst maintaining the high-quality features of the award-winning Galaxy series,” said Emmanouil Revmatas, Director of Hand Held Products, Samsung Electronics West Africa in a statement. “People expect a better viewing experience with larger screens on smartphones; the Samsung Galaxy Mega enables users to experience the essence of a smartphone and the power of a tablet.”
True to its name, the Galaxy Mega comes with a 5.8-inch HD screen, although its ultra-thin and portable feel makes it easy enough to fit in your pocket or in the palm of your hand.
Powered by the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, the Galaxy Mega features an 8-megapixel rear camera, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 8GB internal memory and up to 64GB expandable storage.
The device also boasts Samsung’s proprietary ‘Air View’ feature, which lets users preview photos, speed dial contacts and information in e-mails, without opening them.
The company says that users would get a free subscription to Tell Magazine, The Guardian, The Punch and BusinessDay newspapers as well as Samsung’s Class Connect App, DoBox movie download app and Spinlet Music App.