Bluetooth SIG certifies 18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View?

Bluetooth SIG certifies 18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View?
Earlier this month, Samsung released an image of its large-screened slate, the Samsung Galaxy View. With an 18.4-inch display (rumored to be LCD) carrying a resolution of 1080 x 1920, the monster-sized slate is expected to be powered by the new Exynos 7580 chipset. The latter will carry an octa-core 1.6GHz CPU and the Mali-T720 MP4 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of internal, expandable storage. A 5700mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

Today, a document has surfaced revealing that the Galaxy View has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG. There isn't much information except the confirmation of the SM-T670 model number, and the revelation that Bluetooth 4.1 is on the tablet. Now that the Samsung Galaxy View has been Bluetooth certified, it does indicate that we could see the slate unveiled in the not too distant future.

With an 18.4-inch screen, it would seem that this model is being designed for watching entertainment-themed content, like streaming video, at home. Unlike the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro, the Samsung Galaxy View is a bit too unwieldy to be used out in the field by salesmen or researchers.

source: BluetoothSIG via GforGames



1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

This Is To Big To Be Called A Tablet Its More like A Mobile All-In-One Computer.

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Says who? By conventional definition ( and use case, it's still a tablet so long as it's form-factors is designed to take input directly on it's screen instead of a mouse/keyboard. Lay it on a table or tilt it back on it's stand and enjoy the touchscreen experience. In case you're thinking of it, no, meh touchscreen Laptops aren't designed to take input on their screen. The touchscreen on Laptop-only PC form-factors are gimmicky. When you try using them for a continuos touch experience, a touchscreen Laptop makes your ARMs tired and has terrible ergonomics compared to tablet form-factors.

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015


10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"It's too big for my interest" is totally different from "it's too big for a tablet". Maybe a lecture on common sense would have been better...idiot.

11. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Honestly It Is To Big For A Tablet And To Big For My Taste. Its Just Stupid Kinda Like You, It Just Doesn't Fit In With Other Tablets.

2. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

5.7mAh. --- While Alcatel offers a smaller one with 10Ah. LOL.

3. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

A bit underspeced for weight's sake

7. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Then Samsung will go ahead and overprice this low spec device and wonder why it isn't selling well. At 18.4 inches it should have a 4K display, a Tegra x1 or equivalent processor, 4GB of RAM, 12,000+ mAh battery, etc. The above specs make very little sense, unless it is going to be a sub $200 device.

4. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

18.4 inch display with 5700 battery. Wonder if they are filling the remaining empty space with sand or what?

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hm maybe it's an Android TV device where you can use your TV and the small 18.4 display to watch different camera angles for sports or have an extra monitor for multiplayer mobile games. Who knows. Either I don't think this will fly with the consumers just like the iPad pro probably won't. I think the Gear S2 will do well though.

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Specs seem to disappoint. This sized tablet would be perfect if it runs Windows 10, has atleast 4GB RAM. Front facing speakers for tablets should be the standard and if it has an Intel Core M Processor it would be awesome. An 18" Android tablet? Eh.. Will see what Sammy has to offer

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

wtf sammy? this is so huge crossing over tablet size in most,its like a hdtv mini.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Limiting spec and battery, huge screen essentially lugging a PC monitor around. What is their target audience? Make me wonder which idiot is running Samsung. Look like the the handy work of the Apple executives Samsung has recently procured.

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