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Galaxy View tablet officially unveiled by Samsung

by Jacob Kleinman | October 28, 2015

Samsung officially revealed the Galaxy View on Wednesday after teasing the device last month. The super-sized Android tablet puts a big focus on video with its 18.4-inch screen, stereo speakers and a customized Android UI.

“We are very excited to introduce the new Galaxy View, providing an entirely new way of consuming mobile video and entertainment,” said Samsung’s mobile chief JK Shin.

Beyond its massive 18.4-inch display (which only offers a 1080p resolution), the Galaxy View also packs a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, either 32 or 64GB of expandable storage, and a SIM slot for LTE. Samsung claims the battery will last through eight hours of video streaming. There’s also a special two-way stand with a built-in handle.

On the software side we’re running Android 5.1 Lollipop with some heavy modifications. That includes a redesigned homescreen that lets you jump right into your favorite video streaming app. It also supports video calls and features a special dashboard called Family Square.

The company boasts that the Galaxy View is the “largest Android mobile device on the market,” though considering that massive screen, the world “mobile” may be an overstatement. Samsung even included a handle in the stand just to lug the tablet around. More likely you’ll keep the Galaxy View at home, and it should be pretty great for watching Netflix in bed.

We’re still waiting for details on price and availability, along with a closer look at the actual device. In the meantime, you can check out some previously leaked images of the Galaxy View in the gallery below.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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