New Samsung 'Mega' phone nearly tablet-sized
NEW YORK (AP) - Smartphones are getting bigger as people use them more to watch movies and play games. A new one from Samsung is beyond big.
With a screen measuring 16cm diagonally, the Galaxy Mega is almost as big as a 18cm tablet computer. The difference: It makes phone calls.
Samsung says the Mega is a hybrid that combines the portability of a smartphone with the immersive experience that a tablet offers for movies, books, music and games. Phones of this size are typically referred to as phablets.
Samsung Electronics Co is known for big phones. Its flagship Galaxy S4 is 12.5cm, while the Galaxy Note 2 is 14cm. Apple's iPhone 5 is 10cm.