Samsung Unveils Oversized Galaxy View Tablet with 8-Hour Battery Life
Samsung has finally announced the much-anticipated Galaxy View, an 18.4-inch tablet which is designed with a video-centric interface in mind. According to the South Korean electronics giant, the device is optimized for media consumption having a dedicated home screen for videos that showcases various content services all in one place.
“At Samsung, we are committed to creating new possibilities and bringing our consumers the best mobile experience,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of Samsung’s IT & Mobile Business. “We are very excited to introduce the new Galaxy View, providing an entirely new way of consuming mobile video and entertainment.”
From the looks of it, the Galaxy View appears to be a hybrid between a small TV and an Android tablet. The oversized tablet will sport a Full HD (1920×1080) display resolution while featuring fairly slim bazels on the sides. Under the hood, it packs a 1.6 GHz octa-core Exynos SoC, coupled with 2Gb of RAM.
As for the OS, the Galaxy View launches with the Android 5.1 Lollipop, rather than Google’s latest flavor, the 6.0 Marshmallow. Being a humongous laptop-like tablet, it won’t have rear-facing camera unit, but features a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter with Full HD video recording support.
The tablet will come equipped with 32GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128 GB via a microSD card slot. Samsung has also included a nano SIM slot for allowing users to connect to the Internet and stream content on the go.
The Galaxy View operates on a 5,700 mAh battery, which Samsung claims should last up to 8 hours of continuous video streaming. Additionally, it has a handle on the back and a built-in kickstand to help keep the tablet upright. The whole tablet weighs 2.65 kg and measures in at 11.9mm thick.
Samsung has not revealed details regarding the pricing and availability of the Galaxy View. We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.