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Meet the Mother of All Tablets: the Samsung Galaxy View


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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