Samsung teases the Galaxy View, probably the 18.4-inch Android tablet we've been hearing about
Samsung did not spend too much time talking about the Galaxy View, and only briefly mentioned the upcoming tablet during the Gear S2 announcement at IFA 2015 earlier today. One detail that we can spot from Samsung's teaser images is the fact that the Galaxy View will come with a built-in kickstand. This, coupled with a large screen size, will probably make the Samsung Galaxy View a choice to consider if watching movies on a large screen is one of your preferred pastime activities. Since the slab will be part of Samsung's Galaxy line-up, it will most certainly run Android as the operating system.
The last time we've heard about Samsung's large-screened tablet, a report from South Korea claimed that Samsung has briefed local telecom operators about its upcoming device. According to previous rumors, the Galaxy View will be a TV-sized tablet with a huge 18.4-inch display. Unfortunately, rumors claim that the display will be the TFC LCD kind, and not one of Samsung's more modern Super AMOLED panels. Other rumored specs include a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, an Exynos 7580 chipset with a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of microSD-expandable internal storage.
With market observers pessimistic about the future of tablet, Samsung is probably trying to come up with a differentiating factor in an attempt to boost sales. It remains to be seen if a TV-sized tablet is the solution that customers are looking for.
What do you guys think of the Samsung Galaxy View?