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May
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The Galaxy Mega 6.3 was announced alongside its smaller sibling, the Mega 5.8, early last month. Given their enormity and relatively middling specifications, we didn't expect to see the monster handsets come stateside. Now, it seems like at least one of them will, and it's the Mega 6.3.

A recent Bluetooth SIG filing for model SPH-L600 - a designation with basically no known history - contains little information of use, other than confirming this is a Samsung handset with LTE bound for Sprint, as can be deduced from the model prefixes.

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However, we have good reason to believe (via a reliable source) that the screen size of this device is 6.3 inches, a description that only the Galaxy Mega 6.3 fits. The display dimensions also don't really match up with Note III rumors, and the model designation wouldn't seem to place it in that device's range. The Note II on Sprint was model SPH-L900, so the SPH-L600 wouldn't make sense as a successor device.

This is the first we've heard of a Mega headed to a US carrier, and it'll be interesting to see what the response to such a huge phone is. Hopefully, we'll be learning more about the Sprint Mega 6.3 in the coming weeks and months.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Huge phone but only with 720p :(

    I'm all strapped in for the Note III here to upgrade from the Note II.

    • Troy Myers

      I was all prepped for the note 3 to replace my s3, but now I am going to have to wait to hear more about the alleged T6 from HTC and see which is best between those 2 good problem to have though

      • yankeesusa

        I hear you. I just love the features on samsung phones. If note 3 comes in some type of metal case instead of plastic it would almost put htc out of business. A lot of people in forums are choosing metal over plastic and metal over specs too.

    • cabbiebot

      What do you run on your NoteII?

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Rooted stock (stock Samsung, not stock Android) + Nova.

        • yankeesusa

          Same thing i run although I was thinking of trying out whompasarous or synergy rom. I love that they come with call recording built in plus I heard speed and battery is great.

          • EH101

            If either of you are running the Verizon variant, JellyBeans by beanstown106 is the way to go. It's basically a tweaked version of stock TW with an aosp theme. It looks great, runs amazingly well, and is phenomenal on battery life. I believe some t mobile note 2 users are using it too but I don't know if they had to make any changes for it to run (probably just had to enter APN information).

    • yankeesusa

      What kernel are you using?

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Stock.

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  • Edita Pipenbaher

    new galaxy mega 6.3 is cool

  • Jase

    I work in a phone shop and I think if Samsung price it right, these phones will sell in ridiculous numbers.

    Given that Samsung's Note series was pretty popular as one of the higher end phones and the younger demographic of customers seem infatuated with larger screens, I feel if these come in at a budget price, parents will be clamoring for these handsets because of their teenage children seeing this as the perfect entertainment device.

    Even at higher price points, the Note 2 remains one of the better selling handsets, while a few turn their nose up at the size, opting for smaller handsets like the S3 Mini, there are many many people whom opt for larger screens because they use them as a primary internet device.

    Couple these phones with a cheap tariff with plenty of data allowance and you've got a winner!

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