The Samsung Galaxy View is official, and as expected, it’s a really big tablet… or maybe this device with an 18.4 inch touchscreen display and an 8 hour battery is something different.
Samsung doesn’t use the word tablet in the release announcement. Instead, the company describes the Galaxy View as a “mobile entertainment” device. It just happens to have features you’d normally find in a tablet.
The Galaxy View has an 18.4 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display, a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.
tablet mobile device also has a 2.1MP front-facing camera, a 5700 mAh battery, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, and support for 4G LTE.
The device features 4 watt stereo speakers, which should crank out louder audio than a typical tablet. It’s also a lot bigger than a typical tablet, measuring 17.8″ x 10.9″ x weighing 5.8 pounds. It only measures about half an inch thick though.
While that could make the Galaxy View a bit cumbersome to hold in your hands, you don’t need to hold it: there’s a kickstand built into the back of the device, letting you prop it up to watch videos, play games, listen to music, or make video calls, among other activities.
At the top of the kickstand is a sort of carrying handle for transporting the Galaxy View from place to place.
Samsung hasn’t officially announced the price yet, but an earlier leak had suggested that at least one model would sell for $599.
Update: Yup, it looks like the Galaxy View will sell for $599 when it launches November 6th.
hahah. Well, I am the odd man out. I dig it. I want Android 6 though. And $600 seems too much.
8 hrs battery life sounds great though.
Needs a wall holder/charger. Would do great in the kitchen. Or on the table on the end of the couch maybe.
This is perfect for restaurants, hotels, hospitality and property management organizations which want something bigger than a 10″ or 13″ point of sale display. At ViewTouch we install our Android X server on it, then it’s ready to be a remote display at either the front end or in the back office, with the application running on an Intel Core i3/5/7, storage on the M.2 PCIE NVME interface and the display portion of the app on the Android tablet.
Samsung copying tabletop PCs…
I don’t understand such a monstrosity with only 2GB ram and only 64GB storage max. This looks like they just used any old tablet, and added a big screen.
How fucking stupid. Hint: When a device doesn’t exist, sometimes there is good reason.
And sometime, it become a Galaxy Note (for instance).
I’m not a big fan of Samsung, but I like how they are trying new things.
And I’m not saying this will be a huge success, but this can fill a niche. Like the BlackBerry Priv (will see), the Nvidia Shield, Raspberry Pi, etc…
If I’m running Samsung, I’m wouldn’t be investing resources in a niche product like this. People differ on opinions just like some companies flourish while other fail. I think it’s becoming clear on how intelligent the Samsung executives are. Let’s not even talk about them having the shittier processor in the new iPhone 6S. Just another indicator for those watching.
gee that will be handy,,(eyes rolling)
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