The giant Samsung Galaxy View tablet could cost $599

The giant Samsung Galaxy View tablet could cost $599
Last month, Samsung briefly showcased the Galaxy View, and upcoming tablet that likely sports an 18.4-inch display - way larger than your everyday tablet screen.

Samsung has yet to mention when it's going to announce and launch the Galaxy View, but the device might be released pretty soon anyway. B&H and Adorama, two important US retailers, have already started listing the Galaxy View on their websites, alongside its price: $599 for the 32 GB, Wi-Fi-only model. However, for now, the two retailers can't say when the giant tablet is expected to start shipping.

Apparently, the 18.4-inch screen of the Samsung Galaxy View has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The tablet seemingly also features an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7580 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, microSD card support, a 2 MP font-facing camera, and a battery capable of providing up to 8.5 hours of video playback.

Obviously, $599 is not exactly an accessible price for an Android slate in general, though it's true that most tablets have screens around (or under) 10 inches. Do you think you'd want to use the giant Galaxy View? Let us know in the comments section.

sources: B&H, Adorama via Android Police

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Galaxy View
  • Display 18.4 inches
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera ()
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5700 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



23. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Lol, tablets slowly growing into big-screen TVs...this makes the Surface Book feel not heavy as a 3.48 tablet.

22. Plutonium239

Posts: 1263; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Android scaled this large is pointless...

24. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Oh yeah? but... what if iOS gets scalled to such size? you'll begin to praise it, right!? *meh*

25. Plutonium239

Posts: 1263; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

No, IOS is pointless at any scale, it doesn't deserve to exist.

21. wando77

Posts: 1172; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I live the idea of a tablet this size and I'm ok with the screen resolution. I just wish they had upped the processor and ram so it could multitask like a beast. Afraid at 599 for those specs this tablet is hard to swallow

19. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

18inch and they can call it a tablet :O

17. WalterWeinzinger

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I was expecting it to come in under $500. Darn! Also, I have yet to set it displayed being used in anything other landscape orientation. The only reason I'm interested in buying this is to display life-sized sheets of music which would require portrait orientation. Can it function just as well in portrait mode? (The HP Slate 17 and 21 can't!) The rubber pads make it look like it's designed to only run in landscape mode. Can the plastic kickstand be removed? I simply need the tablet to sit on my music stand. The kickstand would interfere with that. After looking forward to this device for months, I sure hope it doesn't let me down!

18. WalterWeinzinger

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Oops! That should be "I have yet to see it displayed..."

14. Monsterhunter

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

This tablet is for the niche market. People who feel they need this and don't mind paying for it. Plain and simple. As a wireless tablet to display stuff or in the kitchen actually I can see that as beneficial. Regardless only some will buy it and most that do will be happy.

13. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

At this size, it needs the ability to be wall mounted and also have HDMI inputs, maybe be useable as a PC monitor?

9. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

This is waaay overpriced for what is essentially just an average laptop screen with some underperforming Android hardware stuffed inside.

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

heavy specs are what matters, not screen size.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I was hoping they wouldn't screw this up. Almost a perfect season with the GS6, note 5, and gear s2. Even the tab s2 was sweet. This looks bad though

20. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

I was going to get the tab s2 until I saw that it looks like an iPad. The Z4 tablet blows it away.

4. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

Make 2 usb ports and it also becomes a laptop.

3. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

Disappointed in these specs... The design is pretty nice though.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

A midrange tablet for 599$. WTF

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Show me a mid-ranged tablet with an 18" display for $600

10. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Don't be an ignorant fanboy Techie, just admit it's a ripoff.

11. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Thank you lol It may be 18 inches but the res is 1080p

12. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

You just said it: He's a fanboy and well uhmmm...

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

XPS 18, while it is more, the pros are better than any Android slate imo even if it costs slightly more.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

HP slate 21 is much cheaper. The pricing is way off, sammy.

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