Samsung on Wednesday officially unveiled its gargantuan Galaxy View tablet. With a notebook-topping display measuring 18.4 inches diagonally, it should be little surprise that the Galaxy View is all about media consumption.
Billed as the largest Android mobile device on the market, the Galaxy View features the aforementioned 18.4-inch display operating at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 that’s powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7580 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.6GHz alongside 2GB of RAM.
There’s also a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, support for 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a pair of rear-firing four-watt stereo speakers and a 5,700mAh battery that can provide up to eight hours of continuous video playback.
The slate will be offered with either 32GB or 64GB of local storage that’s expandable via microSD card slot. The carrying handle on the rear doubles as a two-way (non-removable) stand. Samsung will ship the Galaxy View with Android 5.1 Lollipop; there aren’t yet any plans to push out an update to Marshmallow.
All things considered, what we have here is a portable television that weighs in at nearly six pounds (5.84 pounds, to be exact).
Samsung hasn’t revealed how much the Galaxy View will retail for or exactly when it’ll go on sale. A cached listing on Adorama claims it’ll start at $599 which, if true, is likely way more than most would be willing to pay for what’s essentially a mid-range tablet with a larger low-resolution screen.