Samsung has revealed the release date and details about their new Galaxy View device. The Galaxy View may be too big to be called a tablet, with an 18.4-inch display (1920 x 1080p), the device is about 8-inches bigger than the Galaxy Tab S 10.5.
Samsung describes the Galaxy View as “built to stream,” with WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), optional LTE connection, and Android-backed touch-screen interface that makes it easy to start watching Netflix, Showtime, Hulu, and other video services.
The viewer is designed with a grab-and-go handle and two-way stand (see pics below), and includes a 2.1 megapixel camera for large-as-life video chat.
Under the hood, the Galaxy View runs on a 1.6 GHz Octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage space. A microSD slot also allows expandable memory up to 128GB.
In case you’re wondering, battery life is rated up to 8 hours on a full charge.
The Galaxy View will be available starting Nov. 6 at Best Buy and other retailers with an MSRP of $599.99.
Samsung Galaxy View Specifications
|Display||18.4-inch, Full HD 1920 x1080|
|OS||Android 5.1 (Lollipop)|
|Camera||2.1MP Front facing|
|Video||Video Streaming, Video Player|
|Recording: Full HD (1920 x 1080)|
|Playback: Full HD (1920 x 1080)|
|Google Mobile Service||Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Play Store, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Drive, Photos|
|Connectivity||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80,Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth®4.1|
|Memory||2GB(RAM) + 32GB internal memory|
|microSD up to 128GB|
|Dimension||17.79 x 10.86 x 0.47-inch|
|Battery||Li-Ion 11.3v 5,700mAh|