Samsung Announces Massive Galaxy View Tablet

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If your big problem with tablets is that they have all been too small for your tastes, then Samsung has a solution for you: The massive Galaxy View.

This monster tablet sports an 18.4-inch screen, and the whole tablet is specifically designed for media use and entertainment. It’s not the easiest thing to tote around – in fact, most laptops probably fit easier inside backpacks and briefcases. But if you use your tablet primarily when curled up in bed or on the sofa, then you’ll probably appreciate the large HD screen.

On the inside, the specs are decidedly more normal. There is a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a choice between 32GB and 46GB of RAM. Sounds pretty normal, right? A slot is available for LTE connections, and there is of course a front facing camera for communication. According to Samsung the Galaxy View has a battery that can provide around 8 hours of power.

As far as software goes, this Android device does have a couple new features, including a dedicated home screen for your videos that provides a panel layout for all your favorite streaming services, allowing you to quickly pick up where you left off without any problems.

Samsung Galaxy View
Samsung’s new tablet is aimed at the entertainment crowd.

So far we haven’t seen too many tablet brands go large instead of small. A few years ago, it was all about tablets that could fit in one hand. Now companies are eyeing the deep pools of extra-large, laptop-replacement tablets. It’s worth noting that the iPad Pro is also significantly larger than more traditional versions (although still no competition for the View). Are more manufacturers getting ready to make the leap?

If you are curious how much all this screen real estate costs…well, so are we. Samsung hasn’t released many details yet outside of the general announcement, so a price tag is still in the future.

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Tyler Lacoma

When he isn't enjoying the beautiful Northwest outdoors, you can find Tyler on business and tech sites, writing about the latest news, analyzing trends, and generally making the Internet a more interesting place.

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