Tablets are getting bigger, that’s a fact and while Microsoft, Apple and Google itself have pushed the boundaries of tablet size, Samsung looks set to push it even further. The Korean company has long been rumoured to be working on a large 18.4-inch tablet and ahead of its launch, the Galaxy View has paid a visit to the FCC.
The FCC has approved the tablet, which comes with model name SM-T677A, and the A moniker (along with the list of LTE bands) confirms the tablet has been designed for use with AT&T’s LTE network. This is further referenced by the presence of the AT&T logo on a sketch of the back of the tablet and this also reveals Samsung’s tablet will sport stereo speakers on its rear.
Further digging by PhoneArena into the FCC documents also reveals the dimensions and shows that the Galaxy View will certainly be the largest tablet on the market. The tablet will be 447 millimeters wide and 272 millimeters tall with a diagonal size of 513 millimeters. The screen will measure about 18.6-inches, which far surpasses the 10-13 inches adopted by the largest tablets on the market. The size of the Galaxy View display also seems to put the tablet firmly in the laptop category.
A recent visit to GFXBench revealed some of the hardware specs, which include an octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and Android 5.1.1 with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. The display is expected to be just 1080p resolution, which is average but with an expected pixel density of just 118 pixels per inch, we’re really hoping this is a mistake; after all, even entry-level Android smartphones offer a higher density and such a low density is likely to have a major impact on the Galaxy View experience.
It’s unclear when Samsung plans to release its larger-than-life tablet but with the holiday season approaching, a release can’t be too far off. Would you buy an 18.6-inch tablet and do you think the Galaxy View is a prime candidate for a 4K display? Let us know your views in the comments below guys!