Maybe sooner or later Samsung will be able to explain to consumers why they need big and heavy Android tablet with fixed stand. Meantime the device called the Galaxy View, representing either a giant tablet, or Smart TV compact, appears to be another attempt to prove a controversial thesis that “size matters”.
Samsung Galaxy View will appear in the U.S. market on November 6, 2015. And for the modification of the “only with wifi” and 32 GB of internal memory will have to pay $599 or about 38 000. And it is obvious that LTE-enabled version with 64GB of memory will cost at least $150-200 more expensive than the basic modification. Another issue is that users of the device with an 18.4-inch screen is unlikely to need the support of LTE-networks and the maximum configuration Galaxy View, likely to prove very popular.
Galaxy View is based on an 8-core processor Exynos 7580 at 1.8 GHz and is equipped with an 18.4-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, 2 GB of RAM, front of 2.1-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory and a microSD slot. The tablet runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with the Media add-in UX.
As for the battery, its capacity 2700 mAh enough to watch a movie without interruption for eight hours. So, anyway, according to Samsung. Due to the special shape of the stand Galaxy View can be set in two positions – vertical and almost “semi-lying”. The first is suitable for viewing movies and socializing on Skype, the second is a working.
To form an opinion about the device, just these two digits from the list of characteristics: weight – 2,85 kg, screen diagonal of 18.4 inches. For the money that Samsung is asking for novelty, you can buy two cheap Chinese 40-inch TV. Or four 32-inch, however, legacy HD screens.