Samsung Galaxy View stars in promo video: it's "not a TV" and "not a tablet"

Samsung Galaxy View stars in promo video: it's
While most of us are calling the Samsung Galaxy View a giant tablet (or something along these lines), Samsung doesn't present the device as a tablet. About a month ago, in the press release announcing the Galaxy View, Samsung touted it as "the largest Android mobile device on the market" that represents "an entirely new way of consuming mobile video and entertainment". Now, after the device was launched in the US, Samsung released a Galaxy View promo video to tell us once again what the product is, and what it is not.

As you'll see in the promo video - embedded below - Samsung says the Galaxy View is "not a TV" and "not a tablet." The video shows the device being used and carried around by several people, and concludes that the Galaxy View is "entertainment re-imagined."

Currently available for as low as $499 (or $599 if you want an LTE version from AT&T), the Samsung Galaxy View sports a massive 18.4-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7580 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. Other features include a 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, a 5700 mAh battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop.

So, do you think it's worth buying a Samsung Galaxy View?


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23 Comments

1. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

thats a bablet..big tablet!

5. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

Bassblet Big Ass Tablet.

22. WalterWeinzinger

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

No, it's a "tubelet" (TV/tablet). At least for that generation that called the TV a "tube".

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If It's Not A Tablet Or Tv Then It's A Simi-Portable All-In-One.

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This idea certainly could work. They just need better execution. Higher res display and a built in chrome cast or nexus player for one. Maybe dual boot windows and all the same ports and refresh rates that high end gaming monitors have.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

bigger battery and remote control (qwerty + touchpad).. and also s-pen (bigger one, just like wacom pen)

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Table-vision?

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Tvablet.

7. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... This could be a new series in Samsung's line. Remember how the note series started?...

12. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Exactly! But not was a phone! Nothing like phablet! Just as this is a TV! Not all these that samsung is saying!.

13. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

*But note

8. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

It's a samblet

9. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Crapblet

10. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

it makes sense, I would definitely buy it.

11. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

it makes sense, I would definitely buy it.

14. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Is it not just far better to buy a Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5

23. tangram

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

No way. $4,299 for the Panasonic 4K vs. $499 for Galaxy View's Full HD? Definitely the latter. Good enough for viewing given that 4K isn't gonna make that much difference at the distance you'd be using this thing.

15. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

Another copy cat of an apple product. Why does samsung always copy apple products.

16. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, sorry what are they copying of Apple products, they make nothing like it Please also note the last 4 products by Apple are copyed of Samsung products, so I am lost to what you on about

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its called sarcasm

17. Phoenix2000

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 26, 2015

Almost half the battery power of Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, pass. There is little chance you will get 8 hours out of it with regular use.

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Precisely what I said it would be; a TV I can take from room to room in my home, which is an overpriced joke when compared to similar priced touch-screen equipped All-in-One PCs with Windows 10.

21. Phoenix2000

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 26, 2015

I bought my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 off eBay, near new, not a scratch for $517 taxes and shipping all in, didn't have a need for it, but couldn't pass it up. I use it mostly to pass time catching up on my TV shows while on transit. I intentionally back up my media server onto 12 2TB 2.5" exFat formatted external hard drives. This way if I have another blackout like the 3 day one I had 2 years ago, which they are predicting more of, I am all set. My Galaxy with an MHL OTG USB hub can power itself and a 2.5" hard drive for about 8 hours. Add to that my Anker 26800mAh portable USB power ($50 Amazon.ca) and that can be extended to 30+ hours of music, movies, TV and emulator game play with my MOGA controller. No boredom for this boy next blackout.

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