Teased during the Unpacked event that Samsung had in the heart of the Big Apple, the Samsung Galaxy View from what we could tell was big. Officially there was no mention on screen size but they said it was all about a larger viewing experience. Possibly occupying a place in our dwellings but not moving around as much as smaller tablets. Spotted on GFXBench benchmarks, we now have a rough idea of what this device is going to be.
Codenamed under the model number SM-T670, the monstrous tablet is listed to have an 18.5-inch display at 1920×1080 (FHD); at this size, we’d likely appreciate a higher resolution but we’ll have to see it in real life before making any assumptions. Theoretically the tablet will be viewed further away, more like a TV, so the “bigger” pixels shouldn’t be too noticeable.
For it’s processor, it’ll run a 64-bit Octa-core Exynos 7580 processor coupled with a Mali-T720 GPU. This new processor is expected to fit in the mid-range chip-set market, as it’s supposedly only clocked at 1.6GHz; as far as we can tell, bigger model number doesn’t mean that this processor will be anywhere near the Exynos 7440. Similarly, the new processor was seen on the mid-range Galaxy J7 and the device’s benchmarks saw that it beat the Snapdragon 615 – which isn’t saying much.
Back to the huge tablet’s specs, the listing also states that it’ll have 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Otherwise, it’ll carry an 8-megapixel rear camera (based on another report) and a measly 2-megapixel sensor on the front (probably just enough for video calls, if necessary).
Samsung’s Galaxy View will apparently size at 451.8 x 275.8 x 11.9mm and feature a 5,700 mAh battery; raising some alarms, but it could mean that Samsung assumes you’ll have the device plugged in long-term. It has already been passed SIG and RRA certifications, a tell-tale sign that Samsung will probably launch this device soon.