The giant Samsung Galaxy View tablet clears the FCC, headed to AT&T

The giant Samsung Galaxy View tablet clears the FCC, headed to AT&T
That Samsung is working on a giant, 18.4-inch tablet device is no secret. The Galaxy View, as the device is expected to be called, was teased a month ago, during the announcement event for the Gear S2 smartwatch. Furthermore, a recent GFXBench benchmark revealed a lengthy list of hardware specs for the upcoming slate. And now, we have pretty solid proof that the tablet is headed to AT&T.

The FCC has just approved a tablet identified by the model name SM-T677A. Clearly, the device is tailored to run on AT&T's LTE network, as indicated by the "A" prefix in the name and by the list of supported LTE bands, not to mention that the AT&T logo is clearly seen in a sketch of the slate. The latter also reveals that the Samsung Galaxy View will sport stereo speakers on its back. And could that thing in the bottom left-hand corner be a kickstand?

After digging deeper in the FCC database, we came across the physical dimensions of the SM-T677A tablet. The device is 17.5 inches wide by 10.7 inches tall and has a physical diagonal size of 20.2 inches. That's 447 by 272 millimeters, with a diagonal size of 513 millimeters. As for the tablet's screen size, it measures about 18.6 inches (472 mm) in diagonal.

While the Samsung Galaxy View is not officially official, it is expected to have an octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7 SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The screen is supposed to have a resolution of 1920 by 1080, which is okay, but seems rather low given the size of the device's screen. Android 5.1.1 is on board, skinned in the typical Samsung TouchWiz manner.

There's still no word as to when the Samsung Galaxy View is going to be released, but we're expecting it to launch on time for the holiday shopping spree. Pricing has yet to be revealed.


source: FCC

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10 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So, what's great about this giant tab? The size? If it comes with S Pen and Galaxy Note like features, it's one thing but the specs looks like it's a "meh" device.

3. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Exactly, after the specs it's just pumped up in size. Probably the original Tab S will be a better option. But if it comes with the S Pen (which can be, especially after the rival iPad Pro) it can be great. But I can't forgive the FHD on such a huge screen and the REAR speakers... Whyyyyyyyy?????

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It isnt meant for consumers, which is why its being released on ATT. It's meant for business. It could be used in conferencing for for presentations. As a consumer, it's useless because we aren't going to buy it. For a business, there are lots of businesses that could potentially use it. I just don't think many will use it because they likely have something larger in place already.

8. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Business, presentations, entertainment, or what ever is samsung's target. I still feel a full Windows 10 is better than its Android os! As that is my only concern with it. If it ran windows 10 it would be much more considered!

9. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Business, presentations, entertainment, or what ever is samsung's target. I still feel a full Windows 10 is better than its Android os! As that is my only concern with it. If it ran windows 10 it would be much more considered!

2. brasstax

Posts: 539; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Oh goody.. I am sure its the Galaxy Mega phablet for this year.. Hope its a dual SIM device.

4. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

The thing I don't like about samsung's tablet strategy, they always make their smartphones more powerful than their tablets on like Apple that away put the more powerful soc in their tablet line, samsung need to learn a thing or two from apple in this line.

5. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

For Christ sake samsung, the tablets carries a bigger battery so it should be no problem putting in a much more powerful soc , they could have used the same exynos 7420 running at a higher clock speed , it a tablet for crying out loud, 2.5ghz and 1.7ghz would be great and while your at it you could unleash the power of the mali t760 , making it run in a MP12 configuration, seriously samsung you need to stop making your tablets weaker than your smartphones..

7. GOAT78

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

No one will buy this tablet. It has 2012 specs and will have an insane price tag. This is a waste of money.

10. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

not convinced one bit

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