GFXBench confirms specs of Samsung's monstrous Galaxy View tablet

GFXBench confirms specs of Samsung's monstrous Galaxy View tablet
If you're looking for a tablet with a larger display than your traditional slab, then the major players in the mobile game have been busily working to meet your requirements. A couple of weeks back, Apple took the wraps off its powerful iPad Pro, featuring a 12.9-inch screen for comfortable multitasking. If you're wanting even more room to maneuver, though, then the Samsung Galaxy View might pique your interest. With its mammoth 18.4-inch display, it's relatively peerless in the size department, but according to a specs leak via GFXBench, it seems that the performance levels will not be quite so beastly.

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. 

GFXBench confirms specs of Samsung's monstrous Galaxy View tablet

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. 

source: GFXBench via SamMobile

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31 Comments

1. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

fingers crossed it comes with wheels in the box and don't sell them as an accessory

6. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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.

9. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

That is OK what you are saying about resoltion, but why the hell did they put only a FHD panel in? Even the first Tab S had 1440p screen...

25. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I will use it as a television

27. Plutonium239

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

My SP3 has QHD as well and its only 12 inches.

2. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

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.

5. Azonx8472

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Probably not for the consumer market, probably firms and offices.

16. WalterWeinzinger

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

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!

26. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Surface pro imo would do better with their music write app that the dude wrote and displayed. So far my friend uses it, bar none the best I have seen.

28. Plutonium239

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The Surface Pro 3 is used by professional musicians to write sheet music and play it. It was demoed at Build 2015.

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

18.5 inch? Seriously? People should start carrying TVs and Desktop Monitors

23. torr310

Posts: 1608; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

remember what people said when Samsung first introduced the Note?

4. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Huge screen with mid-range specs like their Galaxy Mega line then. Pass.

7. Dreamboat

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

Got a 1080p screen on my 17.3 inch laptop. Looks absolutely fine to me when it's on my lap or lying in bed watching movies. Don't see the extra inch making too much of a difference

8. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Great 😏

10. anubis13k

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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.

29. Plutonium239

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

You would likely enjoy the Microsoft Hololens then. It should be widely available to enterprise and devs later this year. It's able to overlay your architectural drawings in real world.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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.

12. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

2gb ram seems pitiful for what I'm guessing will be more of a business tool likely to need some good multitasking.

15. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Must be wrong info. Samsung would release this size tablet with low ram.

13. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Lacking in storage/ram for a tablet begging to consume multimedia and be used for multitasking

14. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I imagine they are testing the water with a cheap model before unleashing a monster

17. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

That is too big for me

18. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

5700 mAh battery? Must be wrong.

30. Plutonium239

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

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.

31. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

What I am saying is that for an 18.4 inch tablet, 5700 mAh is a very small battery. Even the Tab S 10.5 had a 7900 mAh battery.

19. R3DgRu

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

4K display, most powerful available soc, least 512 Gt storage, 8 Gt RAM, stock android 6.0 and wireless charging; then it would be perfect tablet for my coach surfing needs.

20. iMichael unregistered

iPad Pro copy!

21. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

My problem with this tablet is the OS! What I'm I doing with an 18.4 inch "Android" device? I'll rather but those huge 'desktop like' asus and acer touch screen pc.

22. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Looking at it from gaming angle, Windows would had made so much more sense!

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