The Samsung Galaxy View is a huge Android tablet with an 18.4 inch full HD display, an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7580 processor, and a built-in handle and kickstand that lets you carry it around the house and then prop it up for watching videos, playing games, or doing whatever else it is you might do with a portable 18.4 inch screen.
Samsung hasn’t officially unveiled the Galaxy View yet, but the company teased it last month and details have been leaking ever since. Now Adorama is taking pre-orders (at least until someone at Samsung notices), so one more big question has been answered: the Samsung Galaxy View is priced at $599.
Update: @evleaks has shared the image shown above.
The Galaxy View isn’t the first device to blur the lines between Android tablet and desktop monitor. But it does have at least one feature that could be pretty special: according to Adorama the Galaxy View gets up to 8.5 hours of battery life.
That could make it easy to not only carry the device from room to room, but also to use it for extended periods without plugging it in. You could even take it outside for use on camping trips, tailgate parties, or what have you. At least that seems to be what Samsung’s thinking, based on some promotional images we’ve seen.
The Galaxy View also supports 4G LTE, which could come in handy if you do plan to use it outside the house.
The tablet has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot with support for up to 128GB of removable storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, and Android Lollipop software.
There’s a 2.1Mp front-facing camera, a micro USB port, and a headset jack. The tablet has a 64 Wh, 5,700 mAh battery.
That “standle” will single-handedly (single-standedly?) destroy this thing. A handle that sticks out three inches from the tablet requires space in a case 4-5 times deeper than a flat tablet. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
Finally, a tablet large enough for reading my complex PDF files. With full-hd size this is probably only 16:9 or maybe 16:10. I would really prefer 3:2 and a portrait design.
The big problem would be the typical use of the undesireable glossy screen necessitating an anti-glare film screen protector to counteract the annoying refections. On second thought, maybe I should just salvage my old 15.4″ fluorescent backlit 1920×1200 non-touch matte screen from an old laptop and read my PDFs with a simple tether. Thanks for the inspiration.
Put in a secure roof mount on a car or minivan and you have a movie player for long road trips (with the 8.5 hr battery life)
A handle! LOL That’s the 90s version of portable.
The promo pics are good too. Why enjoy this beautiful view when we can stare at a screen instead?
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