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Samsung Galaxy View marches one step closer to launch, gets Bluetooth SIG certification
Earlier this month at its IFA press event, Samsung unveiled the new Gear S2 smartwatch, but that’s not all. At the very end of the event, Samsung also very briefly teased a new product called the Samsung Galaxy View. Based on the short teaser and all the prior rumors, it seems likely the View is the rumored 18.4-inch tablet from the Korean giant.
Now it looks like we are one step closer to an official Galaxy View announcement, as the View may have just been certified by Bluetooth SIG. Technically the certification didn’t specifically name the View, but instead a Samsung device with the model number SM-T670. Of course, that’s the same model number that has been associated with the 18.4-inch Samsung tablet.
While passing through Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) tells us nothing new about the tablet, it lends more credence to the idea that the Galaxy View is on its way and will pack a massive screen size. As for the rest of the rumored specs? Reportedly the tablet will offer a 1920 x 1080 display, an Exynos 7580 processor with 2GB RAM, 32GB of on-board storage with microSD for expansion, a 2.1MP front cam, an 8MP rear cam, and a 5700mAh battery. Its dimensions are said to be 451.8mm wide, 275.8mm tall, and 11.9mm thick.
Everything we’ve heard about the tablet suggests that Samsung is aiming it at living room use, though it could also make its way into classrooms and schools. The success of such a product will likely come down to marketing, and if Samsung can showcase enough family-oriented apps (board games, etc) to make the idea of a family-sized tablet one that resonates with consumers.
What do you think, at all interested in the Samsung Galaxy View? Conversely, do you feel it will be a massive flop?