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This article was published on October 29, 2015

Samsung has a giant 18-inch tablet because of course it does

Samsung has a giant 18-inch tablet because of course it does
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

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.

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I can’t look at this with a straight face

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]

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