Live Large with the Samsung GALAXY MEGA

Just in time for back to school, Samsung Canada introduces the latest addition to its GALAXY family of devices

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Samsung Canada, the leading supplier of mobile phones in the Canadian marketplace, today announced that the Samsung GALAXY MEGA will be available in the coming weeks - just in time for back to school. Perfect for students on the go, the GALAXY MEGA gives Canadians the best of both worlds by perfectly balancing the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet on a beautiful 6.3-inch HD screen.

"We are proud to introduce Canadians to the GALAXY MEGA - a device that will truly enable them to live large," said Paul Brannen, Vice President Enterprise Business Division Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.  "At Samsung, we have worked hard to ensure that we offer Canadians a broad variety of high quality mobile devices designed to meet their individual needs - which is why we are so excited to add the GALAXY MEGA to our line up."

The GALAXY MEGA helps Canadians live large by ensuring they get the most out of one device. With a 6.3-inch HD screen - offering an exceptional viewing experience, and its thin, light design - perfect for portability, the GALAXY MEGA truly acts as both a smartphone and a tablet.

The GALAXY MEGA is the back to school accessory of choice:

  • Save time with Air View: Preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts.
  • Capture important memories: The enhanced 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, along with a variety of camera modes, including  'Sound & Shot' (captures 9 seconds of sound and voice together as the picture is taken to capture moments) and 'Sports' ensure you don't forget a single moment.
  • Catch this year's hottest TV shows with WatchON: Easily find your favourite TV shows or let the app recommend something for you. And if you've got a Samsung TV, you can use your GALAXY Mega to control the volume, change the channel and more.
  • Get more done with Multi Window/Split View: Run two apps on the same screen with Multi Window and take advantage of the Galaxy MEGA's large screen by using Split & Tablet view for applications such as Email, Messaging and S Planner.

Additional Key Product Information:

  • Network
    • LTE version:
      • LTE 150Mbps DL / 50Mbps UL (available where networks are compatible)
      • HSDPA 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps
      • EDGE/GPRS
  • Display
    • 6.3-inch (159.7mm) HD Super Clear LCD
  • Processor
    • 1.7GHz Dual Core AP
  • OS
    • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Camera
    • Main (Rear): 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
    • Sub (Front): 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Camera Feature
    • Beauty Face, Best Photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Sound& Shot, Rich tone(HDR), Panorama, Sports, Night shot
  • Video
    • 3GP, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, ASF
  • Audio
    • MP3, M4A, MP4, 3GP, 3GA, WMA, OGG, OGA, AAC, FLAC
  • Services & Additional Features
    • Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
    • Story Album, S Translator
    • Air View, Multi Window, Pop Up Play
    • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
    • Samsung WatchON
    • Samsung Link, S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice 2.0
  • Google Mobile Services
    • Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Local
    • Google Play, Google Play Music, Google+, Google_ Messenger, YouTube, Google Talk
  • Connectivity
    • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct
    • BT 4.0(BLE), USB 2.0 H/S
    • GPS+GLONASS, NFC, MHL
  • Sensor
    • Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope
  • Memory
    • 16GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB), 1.5GB RAM *User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
  • Dimension
    • 167.6 x 88 x 8.0 mm , 199g
  • Battery
    • Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

* Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.

*Android, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Local, Google Play, Google Play Music, Google+, Google_Messenger, YouTube, and Google Talk are trademarks of Google Inc.

Availability
The Samsung GALAXY MEGA will be available in Canada in the coming weeks. For further product and availability, please visit your carrier website.

About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. The Canadian arm, selected as one of Canada's Top 10 Marketers of the Year in 2012 by Marketing Magazine, upholds Samsung's global mission to open new possibilities for people everywhere, providing users premium experiences that are unparalleled due to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the consumer electronics industry both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012, Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" breaking the top ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011".

To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada

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