GFXBench confirms specs of Samsung's monstrous Galaxy View tablet
posted by Ben R. / Oct 01, 2015, 10:21 AM
The fact that it isn't stacked with high-end hardware makes quite a bit of sense in reality. This slate is not aimed at the specs-hungry consumer looking for the latest SoC and several gigs of RAM. Rather, it's said to be targeted at school classrooms and offices as well as living rooms; places that would potentially benefit from a large, interactive panel.
The resolution of the 18.4-inch display is a mere 1920 x 1080 according to a GFXBench leak revealing all of the key details. Not all that sharp over such a large canvas, but still a full-HD offering for those who want to throw on a movie.
The Galaxy View (SM-T670) is powered by a 64-bit Exynos 7 octa-core processor with Mali-T720 graphics, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB on-board, expandable storage. There's no rear camera, but a 2-megapixel snapper on the front, while the battery provides a necessarily large 5,700 mAh capacity.
The specs are in line with what we'd already heard of the device, with a report all the way back in August suggesting that the slate would carry strong-ish specs, but nothing to write home about. What with it still being unannounced, some will no doubt hope that the end product is more exciting from a hardware standpoint, but we're not holding our breath.
As for portability, you'll still be able to carry it around, but it's likely to feel a tad unwieldy compared with most other tabs. Measuring in at 451.8 mm x 275.8 mm x 11.9 mm, it's almost half a meter wide, so you probably won't be too popular if you whip it out on the subway(!)
After an initial IFA teaser, the Galaxy View will likely be announced properly in the very near future, so stay tuned for more as it breaks.
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fingers crossed it comes with wheels in the box and don't sell them as an accessory
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 10:27 AM 3
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I'm reaslly happy to see a big tablet. Many times I watch movies on my laptop. And FHD 1920 x 1080 is plenty of pixels for anyone. Alienware 18.4 laptop comes with an FHD screen and games look awesome on it. Quite frankly the pixel competition on smaller screens has become ludacris as there is literally no difference between 1080p and 4K from a normal viewing distance. This is a big tab so you will definitely watch it from a distance so no pixelation. Problem solved. Rgarding the rest of the specs they are good enough. RAM and GPU are good enough for any existing mobile game or app as mobile games are not really serious games. Wish they had a much bigger battery though.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 11:01 AM 2
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I'm having a hard time figuring out the point of a 18.5 inch tablet. I'm a big Samsung fan but who's gonna buy it? I still have the original tab s. In my opinion that's the best tablet they've made so far. The tab E recently came into my store last week. It's ok but not impressive. I'm curious about this galaxy view tablet.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 10:37 AM 0
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Musicians will buy it to display life-sized, or even magnified images of their digitized sheet music. Symphony orchestras will use these on music stands and pages will be turned with a simple finger swipe, or, better yet, a press of a footswitch. Pit orchestras and others who perform in darkened venues can get rid of all their music stand lights. I'm already converting my shelves and shelves of sheet music to PDF format in anticipation of loading them all onto a "Galaxy View". I'll definitely be the first in line for one of these tablets!
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 1:42 PM 2
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18.5 inch? Seriously? People should start carrying TVs and Desktop Monitors
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 10:44 AM 1
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For the general public I can see this tablet not being as beneficial but for professionals yes. Currently I have a surface pro 3 that I use to annotate architecture/engineering plan pdf's when going to job sites, I wish there was a larger screen tablet. For the screen resolution 1920 X1080 is plenty good enough, I would rather have a larger screen than higher resolution.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 1:13 PM 0
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They pretty much killed it this year, which is why I don't think they should end the year with this. I don't see how they can kill it with this concept unless it beats both the Surface Pro 4 and the Pixel C at once by dual booting full windows and Android but they have to make it compact and go with a higher resolution for that.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 1:17 PM 1
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2gb ram seems pitiful for what I'm guessing will be more of a business tool likely to need some good multitasking.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 1:24 PM 0
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5700 mAh battery? Must be wrong.
posted on Oct 01, 2015, 4:06 PM 0
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The SP3 with i7 has a 6000 mAh battery. This samsung tablet's processor isn't nearly as power hungry as an intel core i processor.
posted on Oct 03, 2015, 1:50 PM 0
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