Samsung Galaxy Mega To Hit U.S. Stores

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(Image Credit: CNET Asia) Samsung's super-sized smartphone will arrive in the U.S. this month.

Samsung’s Galaxy Mega smartphone – one in a series of larger phones nicknamed “phablets” because they are more like a smartphone/tablet mashup – will be rolling out to U.S. consumers this month.

The phone has a 6.3-inch display and will be offered in the U.S. by AT&T, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular. Samsung revealed the information Monday, although specific launch dates vary between each carrier.

CNET reports AT&T will offer the Mega starting Friday, August 23rd. The phone will sell for $149.99 with a standard two-year agreement or $24 a month under the AT&T Next installment plan. Sprint said that it will offer the phone later this year under its unlimited 4G LTE data plans.

The Galaxy Mega‘s huge screen offers an HD Super Clear display with 1,280×720 pixels. Equipped with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the phone also has a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Check out more specs, along with some images of the device here via CNET.

Users can select from a black or white version of the phone. The device is already available overseas.