Samsung Galaxy View Android Tablet

The Samsung Galaxy View is no longer just a rumor. The leaked images we’ve seen last week turned out to be true as the South Korean tech company announced the device yesterday. The tablet is really huge. It’s not something you would bring along with you. The large display is meant for the home to work as a touchscreen display, perhaps as an entertainment hub for the whole family. You could use it in the kitchen too for video streaming or to display that recipe you’ve been wanting to try.

The Android-powered tablet will be available starting November 6 with, you guessed it right, a high price tag that reads that $599. It costs the same as most premium flagship phones today so there are people who would spend that much for a tablet meant to sit inside the house. The price is for the 32GB, WiFi version. There will be a 4G/LTE version but no information which mobile network will carry the tablet yet. If you want to expand the memory, the Galaxy View features a microSD slot. Good thing Samsung didn’t forget that one for memory expansion.

To review, the Samsung Galaxy View comes equipped with an 18.4-inch screen with 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, microSD card slot, octa-core 1.6GHz processor, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 5700mAh battery that lasts up to 8 hours of non-stop video playback. Tablet is already powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

We like the idea of an extra large tablet-slash-portable TV but the $599 price is too much. Sure, there are people who could pay for such an expensive tablet but we’re certain other players would be quick to come in and offer more affordable models. By that we mean those Chinese device manufacturers who are good when it comes to “innovating” what others have already introduced first. It’s not difficult to make a bigger tablet with even lower specs and lower price especially if it is meant to be used inside the home or a classroom. It’s only a matter of time before other brands come up with their cheaper versions. What do you think?

VIA: THE VERGE