In case you’ve missed past news about the Samsung Galaxy View, it is an upcoming tablet with an interesting aspect – a humongous screen. Now, Samsung isn’t a stranger to pushing the screen size limit, but that has traditionally been for phones. So how is it trying to sell you on carrying around a monitor?
The driving-force of the View is a new multimedia experience. Samsung is betting that you’ll use a tablet more for media consumption if the screen is large. And if this is true, then you’ll appreciate the fact that you can move the screen around. Samsung has even developed a dedicated home screen for quick access to content.
There is of course a built-in kickstand, which has an interesting design. It’s essentially an extra panel attached to the back cover of the tablet that bends outward from the bottom. This gives you two positions to set the tablet down – upright or propped up when laying down. There’s even a handle cutout towards the top of the panel, since handling this guy could use extra support.
The specs won’t blow you away, but that’s typical of Samsung with its experimental devices. It’s in line with a mid-range offering:
- Display: 18.4″ 1080P
- Chipset: 1.6Ghz octa-core processor
- Memory: 2GB of RAM
- Storage: 32/64GB on-board, microSD expansion
- Camera: 2.1MP front-facing camera
- Battery: 5,700mAh (rated at 8 hours of video playing)
- OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Since the View is media-centric, Samsung included “high quality” stereo speakers. Also, there will be a cellular model that will have LTE, if you’re brave enough to take it on the go.
Samsung didn’t provide any details yet about pricing or market availability, so stay tuned. Are you interested in this concept and think you would really benefit from it? Let us know!