Samsung today announced the Galaxy View, a full-HD tablet made specifically for media viewing. The Galaxy View sports a huge 18.4-inch screen that makes it the biggest Android-powered tablet on the market and is even larger that most laptop and all-in-one screens.
"At Samsung, we are committed to creating new possibilities and bringing our consumers the best mobile experience," said Samsung exec JK Shin. "We are very excited to introduce the new Galaxy View, providing an entirely new way of consuming mobile video and entertainment."
While some have claimed that the Samsung's Lollipop-powered tablet behemoth is meant to take on the likes of Apple's iPad Pro, you'll notice right away the View isn't armed with performance specs. It's 18.4-inch touchscreen has full 1920 x 1080 resolution and doesn't support 2K or 4K for that matter. Under the hood, the huge tablet has 2GB RAM, a 1.6GHz Octacore processor, 32GB/64GB internal storage with an expandable SD slot, two 4W speakers, and a 5700mAh battery that supports 8 hours of continuous full HD playback. It even has a nanoSIM port for cellular service.
All in all the Galaxy View is specifically designed to watch and stream video content and isn't aimed at productivity. Samsung doesn't want to replace your laptop, but it does want to make it easier to easily start-up Netflix and Hulu on a whim, and provide a decently-sized screen to boot. Plus it's portable, meaning you can tote it from room-to-room with ease.
Samsung has yet to reveal official pricing or availability for the Galaxy View.