Earlier this year it was reported that Samsung was working on a 18.4-inch Android-powered tablet named the Galaxy View. The company first gave us a glimpse of the tablet back in September at IFA, and has now finally announced the massive Android tablet.
The Glaxy View is far less portable than most any other tablets because it’s quite heavy at 2.65 kg and also it won’t fit into a backpack because it’s 452 mm long by 276 mm wide by 11.9 mm deep. A plus is that it doesn’t need to be tethered to a power socket though, so unlike your TV you can watch it in your bedroom or carry it with you.
From the Galaxy View big screen size to content, it’s obvious that the tablet is designed only for media purposes. It has it’s own home screen for video showcases that come with various content services, which is very useful and quite handy when a user want to enjoy the latest entertainment.
Samsung hasn’t equipped it with high-end specifications because the Galaxy View is designed for home users and not for hardcore gamers. It comes with a 18.4-inch LCD display with 1920×1080 pixels and a density of 120 ppi. It’s equipped with a 1.6 GHz 64-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 7580 processor paired with Mali-T720MP2 and 2 GB of RAM. It also comes with 32 GB of internal storage expandable by a microSD slot up to 128 GB and will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop. In terms of camera it has only 2.1-megapixel that can take photos at a resolution of 1600×1200 pixels but is capable of 1080p video recording at 30 fps. Samsung claims that the 5,700 mAh battery will last up to eight hours of video playback, which it’s quite good.
The Galaxy View will be available in US for customers from November 6 at a price of $599. Also, a LTE model will be released through a carrier that will probably be AT&T, but remains to be seen if true and what will be the price. So, what do you think about this enormous tablet?