18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View tablet now official
posted by Alan F. / Oct 28, 2015, 10:16 AM
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 $599 to reserve the 32GB Wi-Fi only version of the tablet.
source: Samsung Tomorrow via VentureBeat
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Am I the only one who actually would like to have one lol?
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 10:18 AM 10
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This idea could work but not in this iteration. It needs to do more for dad's that get kicked off the TV and geeks that have gaming Lan parties. If it can mirror your home cable box and show a different channel while a household member is watching another channel it could work. It would also need a permanent Samsung version of the chrome cast to be built in. And it needs to be priced right.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 11:32 AM 1
I guess yes, 1080p is too stretched for an 18 inch tablet. And the SoC is pretty bad as well. Pair it with the 2 GB RAM and 599$ price tag, and it's not a great tablet.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 11:32 AM 5
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im a fan of samsung i might be even a fanboy but seriously this tablet sucks IMFO
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 10:18 AM 8
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One step forward two steps back. I will keep the Note Pro 12.2
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 8:44 PM 1
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what with the super thick part of it is thats the 11 mm thick?
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 10:22 AM 1
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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.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 11:56 AM 2
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Too big for a tablet replacement, too small for tv replacement, I wonder what kind of weed they smoke at samsung.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 10:41 AM 3
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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.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 11:05 AM 5
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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.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 11:13 AM 2
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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.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 1:47 PM 2
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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.
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 2:07 PM 1
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It is a freaking huge tablet. How come it is so thick and has only 5700mah battery?
posted on Oct 28, 2015, 10:57 AM 3
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