Samsung Galaxy View tablet seen from every angle in new leaked images

Samsung Galaxy View tablet seen from every angle in new leaked images
It's been known for a while that Samsung has plans for a gargantuan tablet featuring an 18.4-inch display. First teased early in September, the slate is considerably larger than even the pro-level tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Apple's new iPad Pro. Unlike those aforementioned, the Galaxy View's appeal is to be found in the novelty of its massive display as opposed to the under-hood features, with GFXBench having pointed to a mid-range assortment of specs. Still, the sheer size of the Galaxy View is such that it's hard to ignore, and SamMobile has shared a few new images of the device for tech fans to mull over. 

Despite being powered by mediocre hardware, the design does look rather sleek in these images. Since we're probably looking at Samsung-commissioned press shots, though, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise. In line with some of the company's premier slabs, the Galaxy View offers a polished finish that we suspect to be mostly polycarbonate, although the outer trim does appear metallic. Notably, there's no hardware home button, which makes sense given that the Galaxy View won't be held like a traditional tablet or smartphone. 

The dock takes a unique form, converting the device into a briefcase of sorts to make it easier to carry around. Indeed, the Galaxy View is larger than many briefcases, and ease of portability will likely be pivotal in determining whether it sells or it doesn't. 

Samsung has continued to surprise us with its weird and wonderful new mobile products over the years, often in defiance of what other manufacturers are doing. They all laughed when the original Galaxy Note arrived because it was so much larger than the rest of the field; perhaps lightning will strike twice here?

It'll be intriguing to note the response to the Galaxy View once it arrives to market. There's no word yet on when it will retail, but with Sammy having primed these very pretty promo images, it's our guess that the next big thing is just around the corner. 

source: SamMobile

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9 Comments

1. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

That thing is huge man.

2. donrox

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

That's what she said!

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

What's with that handle?

4. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Not sure what people would need with an Android tablet that big, but obviously Samsung sees demand for it (or at the very least thinks it can create demand for it).

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

put S-pen and then make some proper cintiq rival

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If it really is 1080p and has that weak processor that will be extremely underwhelming

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not a fan of this concept and the handles thing. Hopefully this gets delayed and Samsung doesn't ruin their perfect season/year so far.

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Sammy will still sell whatever they it makes.

9. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

What are thoseeeee?????!!!!! LOL On side note, can it play Crysis? Haha

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