Original post, October 26: The Samsung Galaxy View has been teased and leaked a number of times over the past couple of months and the rather large 18.4-inch tablet has now been listed up for pre-order over at Adorama. The listing gives us a full run down of the hardware specifications, along with another look at the tablet.
The hardware matches up with a number of previous rumors. The Galaxy View features an 18.4-inch display with a FullHD (1920×1080) resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 120 PPI. This should be more than crisp enough for the typical viewing distances that you’re likely to use such a large tablet for and should be passable at close range too. The website is light on software features, but does mention touch and voice interfaces, meaning that the device can be operated at a distance.
The tablet is powered by Samsung’s own 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7580 SoC, which is dubbed Carmen2 according to the spec sheet. There’s also 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for an extra 128GB of memory, should you need it.
Other hardware specs include a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera, which should make do for video calls. There’s no mention of a camera on the back, but you would have to be mad to lug this beast around to take pictures with anyway. The Galaxy View comes with a 5,700mAh battery, which Samsung says offers 8.5 hours of continual video playback.
The Samsung Galaxy View also comes with 3G and Category 6 LTE support, should you want to make use of mobile data. A Wi-Fi only model is also available, and both versions support Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS connectivity.
The other big give away with this listing is the price. The Galaxy View can be pre-ordered for $599, although Samsung has not officially announced price or availability details yet. What do you think?