18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View tablet now official

The next big thing from Samsung is now official. And we do mean big, at least for a tablet. The 18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View has been unveiled today, a week after we passed along pictures of the device that showed it from multiple angles. The manufacturer says that the Galaxy View is the largest mobile Android flavored device in the marketplace, although larger devices are purportedly being prepped by other companies.

The 18.4-inch display features a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution, and the Samsung Exynos 7580 SoC is under the hood, carrying an octa-core 1.6GHz CPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB/32GB of expandable native storage. A front-facing 2.1MP camera is on-board, while the 5700mAh battery will power the slate for 8 hours of video playback. The tablet supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. The Galaxy View is 11.9mm thick, and comes with stereo speakers and a two-way stand. With the large screen, Samsung has built a device that is geared toward those who love to watch videos. 

Samsung has yet to slap a price tag, or launch date on the Galaxy View. A couple of days ago, we told you that pre-orders are being taken by two on-line retailers, B&H and Adorama. Both are asking $599 to reserve the 32GB Wi-Fi only version of the tablet.

source: Samsung Tomorrow via VentureBeat



1. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Am I the only one who actually would like to have one lol?

9. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

No you're not. I would love to have it as well just with beefier specs and AMOLED

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This idea could work but not in this iteration. It needs to do more for dad's that get kicked off the TV and geeks that have gaming Lan parties. If it can mirror your home cable box and show a different channel while a household member is watching another channel it could work. It would also need a permanent Samsung version of the chrome cast to be built in. And it needs to be priced right.

19. TyrionLannister unregistered

I guess yes, 1080p is too stretched for an 18 inch tablet. And the SoC is pretty bad as well. Pair it with the 2 GB RAM and 599$ price tag, and it's not a great tablet.

26. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Most HDTVs are only 1080p, mine is a 50" and it looks fine. I know being closer the picture will show more artifacts, but the picture will also be on a smaller 18" screen as well.

31. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Was just literally about to say the exact same thing lol

46. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well, you ain't gonna use that huge thing a few centimetres from your face, the resolution is fine.

52. Mike.H

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

For some reason, I see these being popular in airports or hotels.

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

im a fan of samsung i might be even a fanboy but seriously this tablet sucks IMFO

20. adecvat

Posts: 662; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

It is useless, not sucks

25. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it sucks for 600+ especially with these weak specifications

45. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

One step forward two steps back. I will keep the Note Pro 12.2

49. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 745; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Yeah, keep it. Its worth saving for there will be a second gen galaxy view, or not.

3. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

what with the super thick part of it is thats the 11 mm thick?

23. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Who knows. It doesn't have good specs, a pretty small battery for its size (Hell there are some phones now with a bigger battery AND are thinner), unless it can be wall mounted or something like that and needs the additional thickness to support that in some way, I don't have any clue what it's for.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

One day ill get myself a Samsung tablet

5. maherk

Posts: 7050; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I will wait till it drops to $350/$400 mark, then get one for my daughter to replace her Tab 4 7.0. One things i like about Samsung's tabs are the Kids Mode.

6. bruindog

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

This would be awesome to have but I feel the display is behind especially for such a big tablet.

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Too big for a tablet replacement, too small for tv replacement, I wonder what kind of weed they smoke at samsung.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I would ask, what kind of weed are YOU smoking. Who you think would replace a 10" talet with an 18" one? Who said anything about using it as a TV? It would make a very nice display on a conference table, be good for kids to watch tv or play games on...well some types of games. If it had an HDMI port do it could be used as a monitor, that would be nice too.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

to expensive if you need something so simple, imo for what you get. Might as well spend the same cash get a xps18, or even a cheaper 18in android 18in tablet. The price and specs just don't match up.

30. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Yes cause it is known that business line up from morning to buy android tablets and use them for conferences. This thing isn't for businesses and makes no sense. Samsung says its for media heavy users. It needs to be on a table or something. You cant hold it. Why wouldn't I use my laptop or pc or an ipad that people already have and is more convenient and mobile. Too big for kids. Kids are not adults who can sit and be quiet, they move, play, run, they need a tablet they can hold and throw around. Like Samsung you are also smoking some bad weed. Cause if it was a good one you wouldn't at least be so clueless.

32. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

seriously it would had been far nicer with... - 4k display - windows 10 (if not for anything, but games!) - 4GB ram - intel soc - kick stand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 5mp front snapper And finally A target of customers.....cos it looks like an experimental device to me.

34. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Oh! There is a kick stand. *sigh* PA did not mention it.

50. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 745; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Lol! Better get the all in one pc than this!

8. fazeh

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

its a little under 5 pounds in weight.

10. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

It is a freaking huge tablet. How come it is so thick and has only 5700mah battery?

47. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wasn't meant to be brought around very frequently, no?

11. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I have a feeling this will be one of Samsung's last shots in the ARM tablet space. iPads, Galaxy Tabs etc. are looking more out of place and outdated every day.

13. knemchak

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Wow, better stats on my Note4. $400 tablet...$500 tops. But, like I always say, if you don't like it, build your own.

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