Samsung’s long awaited Galaxy View tablet has finally been introduced, after a teaser at IFA 2015 and a ton of leaks since them. The device does indeed have an 18.4 inch screen and it’s meant for “mobile entertainment”.
The product comes with the promise of 8 hours of battery life and interestingly Samsung doesn’t even call this a tablet in the official announcement. The slate runs Android 5.1 and offers a Full HD resolution, plus a 1.6 GHz octa core Exynos 7580 processor and a nano SIM card slot with LTE support. Weighing 2.65 kg, the new device also measures 11.9 mm in thickness and integrates a single camera upfront, with a 2.1 MP res.
Priced at $599 (according to some retailers), Samsung Galaxy View offers 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a microSD card slot, plus it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. There’s a 5700 mAh battery inside and connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11ac and 4G LTE. 4 watt stereo speakers are included here and there’s a kickstand at the back, that lets you prop up the unit and watch videos.
Also, there’s a carrying handle at the top of the kickstand, making it easier to transport the View.