Samsung has a knack for teasing upcoming products at its media events. Last month, for example, the South Korean tech giant showed a teaser for the Gear S2 smartwatch during its Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ media event.
At its recent IFA event, Samsung was up to its usual tricks as it teased a new product called the Galaxy View. The tag line associated with the Galaxy View reads “Start with the limits. Then push them.” Aside from a few images, Samsung had nothing else to say.
Last month, Sam Mobile received a tip that Samsung was prepping a massive 18.4-inch tablet. The slate will reportedly carry a TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 that’ll be powered by an octa-core Exynos 7580 chip clocked at 1.6GHz.
Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of local flash storage expandable via microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel rear-camera and a 2.1-megapixel forward-facing camera. A 5,700mAh battery will keep the action going when away from a wall socket.
A tablet with an 18.4-inch screen would be far larger than anything we’ve seen up to this point. Most check in with a display size between seven to 12 inches but the happy medium seems to be around the 10-inch mark. A massive screen would be ideal for consuming media and perhaps getting work done but at that size, a standard-size notebook computer would be more portable and far more powerful.
Samsung promised to share more information regarding the Galaxy View next month.