The Samsung Galaxy View – When Tablets Get Really Big

The goliath of a tablet that is the Samsung Galaxy View has a whopping 18.4-inch display. That’s large enough to become your computer monitor. That size is measured from corner-to-corner of its widescreen display. Although ridiculous as it may sound, the Korean tech giant states that the tablet will serve a noble purpose due to its massive size. That purpose is couch potato nirvana.

The Samsung Galaxy View - When Tablets Get Really Big

The Samsung Galaxy View has an Insanely Large 18.4-Inch Screen for a Tablet

Unlike other mobile tablets, there is practically nothing “mobile” or portable about the Samsung Galaxy View. With its size also comes its heavy weight of 2.65-kilograms or 5.8-pounds. Furthermore, you won’t be able to fit it inside most bags and purposes due to its crazy dimensions of 452-millimeters long by 276-millimeters wide by 11.9-millimeters deep. Many would rather let the tablet stay at home rather than let other catch them with the device on a bus.

At its core, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. However, Samsung will load the slate with a custom overlay which will add streaming services into the mix such as Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix, which can all be accessed right at your fingertips. However, those who do not want the overlay can comfortably switch back to the regular Android interface.

The Galaxy View may very well replace your all-in-one PC when a wireless keyboard attached. It also has Google Docs downloaded and ready to be used, a 2.1-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivities, stereo speakers, and the tablet will also support LTE networks.

The device is portable, for the home anyways. Hence, Samsung targeted the creation of this device for families rather than the power Android user. Therefore, the View is not equipped with high-end specs but rather features and hardware built for home use. These include a full HD display that runs on 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and an octa-core processor that runs on 1.6GHz. For those who want a mobile platform built for graphic intense gaming, they might want to look elsewhere. However, for those who want to watch movies and videos in a home-portable device, then this is the tablet to get.

Along with the aforementioned features is a battery for the Samsung Galaxy View that promises as much as 8 hours of video playback. This is enough to sit through all the movies from “The Hobbit” trilogy. There is also a built-in stand which makes sketching easier. Interested people who want to get this giant tablet can either get one with 64GB or 32GB of internal memory. It should also be noted that there is an expandable microSD card slot.


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