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Samsung Galaxy View tablet teased, is this the company's rumored 18.4-inch tablet?
Last month when Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, they also teased a third product, the Gear S2. Fast-forwarding to today, the Gear S2 was finally fully unveiled. Interestingly enough, during the Gear S2’s press event Samsung teased yet another new product, this time a tablet. Going by the name Galaxy View, the teaser didn’t reveal a whole lot but Samsung did mention hints like “think bigger” and “a new dimension of entertainment”. Putting one and two together, the View is more than likely the rumored 18.4-inch tablet that we reported on last month.
If the specs revealed in an earlier report prove correct, the giant tablet won’t exactly be the highest-end affair, as the SM-T670, believed to be the Galaxy View, is packing a 1920 x 1080 display, which is rather low-res considering the display’s size. Other specs include 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. Dimensions are said to be 451.8mm wide, 275.8mm tall, and 11.9mm thick.
So who would buy this thing? That’s a fair question. Reportedly Samsung envisions the product as more of a family “living room” type tablet than anything else. Potentially such a giant monster could be useful in classroom settings as well, with the teacher using it to demonstrate things and it being big enough for the entire class to see.
For now, we really can’t say for sure if the Galaxy View’s specs or size will match that of the rumored SM-T670 but it seems to fit. We admit that the inclusion of a 1080p resolution at this size sounds like an odd choice, but more than likely Samsung was hoping to keep the costs down and the potential profits up.
What do you think, can you think of any scenario where such a device would come in handy?