Meet the Mother of All Tablets: the Samsung Galaxy View

What exactly would you consider too big in terms of a tablets screen? Samsung is clearly pushing the barrier by announcing their new, Samsung...
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    There was once a time when tablets weren't very popular among most people. Many claimed that nobody needed something that big because they have their own phone and computer; so why would there need to be something in between? Then came the first-generation iPad, the tablet that made the idea of owning a tablet sound reasonable. It may be surprising to know that the first iPad has a 9.7" display which may not seem like a big deal now, but it was pretty revolutionary at the time. Now fast forward to 2015 and the screens on our phones and tablets just keep on getting bigger. Today, Samsung decided to challenge what was considered "big" for a tablet and introduced their humongous Samsung Galaxy View, featuring a whopping 18.4" 1080p display.

    Now as you can already tell, this thing is huge so as expected, the tablet won't exactly be the most portable tablet you could get. With that being said, the Galaxy View is geared more towards those family folk who may be in need of something like a tablet or even a PC, but don't exactly want to fork out tons for a PC and would appreciate some more work space compared to the standard tablet. A common issue with bigger devices such as the Galaxy View is that the battery life is usually pretty bad. This tablet, however, is said to include a battery capable of providing up to around 8 hours of video playback; this makes the Galaxy View the ideal choice for portable movie enthusiasts. It also comes with a built in kick stand, allowing it to lay flat on any surface and even allowing for it to be propped up on a table of some sort. It would seem like something this big would benefit from a stylus like the Galaxy Note series comes with, but surprisingly, Samsung have decided to not include one with the Galaxy View.

    From a technical side, the Galaxy View isn't anything too special. As I said earlier, the 18.4" display supports a 1080p resolution which is standard in most tablets. It also features a 1.86GHz octa-core Exynos 7580 CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and microSD card expansion. It also has optional LTE connectivity. As expected, the device will be running Android 5.1 and will also come pre-loaded with a variety of third-party video apps such as Netflix and YouTube. Another thing worth mentioning would be the fact that it has a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera.

    No exact release date and price point have been given yet, but this may be a nice little pickup if the price is just right. What do you think? Are you excited about this monster of a tablet? Will you be buying one? Leave your thoughts below!

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  1. 7Sins Dweller
    Nice read article and read.
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  2. Red58
    No information on the price-tag yet?
    1. Crooks
      Nope, they didn't give out an estimated release date yet either.
  3. AlienFreek01
    So what makes this tablet so special?
    1. Crooks
      Maybe the fact that it's huge
    2. AlienFreek01
      It has a big screen... not really impressive for how bad it's power is
    3. Crooks
      Yes but the bigger screen makes it special since it has never been seen before, or at least by someone like Samsung
  4. M4YON
    Looks great love the design, decent storage with expansion available, large Full HD screen, huge 21mp camera but as usual for tablets in general it is lacking in RAM for no good reason...

    I run Android 5.1 lollipop on my S6 Edge with 3GB of RAM and thats only just enough to keep it fast and smooth with all the added bloatware 5.1 comes with but theres ways to fix that.

    Having said that they most certainly should of stuck 4GB RAM in this as they have with the latest phones the S6 Edge+ and Note5 leaving it up there with the best, for me 2GB just isn't enough.

    EDIT - Crooks after checking the sources i think it's meant to be 2.1mp camera instead of 21mp.
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    1. Crooks
      Nice catch, must have misread that bit :tongue:
  5. X Delta X
    Go Big or go Home Son!

    I would get it for my daughter to do her school work but it would never leave the house because of how huge it is.