Don’t ask why, but Samsung has a huge new tablet: the 18.4 inch Galaxy View, which features a handle on the back because it’s so ridiculous.
The oversized screen runs Android and is positioned for “content watching” at home with 1080p, stereo speakers and a “video centric” interface.
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What’s cool is that interface is designed to get you straight to watching video regardless of the source, which is a nice touch for all you want to do is some Netflixing.
Out of the box you’ll get a 2.1 megapixel camera (2 megapixels? why even bother?) for video calling, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, though a MicroSD slot will let you expand that to 128GB.
Samsung positions it as “powerful and immersive” because it’s giant and features a kickstand, as well as a handle for “easy moving” though I have a feeling my not-so-huge laptop will work just fine.
I could see this as useful in the kitchen, or positioned as a tablet to entertain children, but it feels a little oversized to be useful for much else.
Samsung didn’t say when the View will be available, nor did it provide a price.
➤ Samsung Galaxy View [Samsung Tomorrow]