Samsung unveiled the Galaxy View, a large-screen tablet with a 18.4-inch 1080p display ahead of CES, back in October. We got to check out the huge tablet, check out the hands-on impressions and a quick walk through in the form of photo gallery.
The Galaxy View has a 18.4-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) full HD display at 119 PPI. Powered by a 1.6GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7580 processor with Mali-T720 GPU, the tablet has 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), which will probably be upgradable to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) in the future.
Since it is promoted as an entertainment tablet, it has a dedicated home screen for videos showcases from various content services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, all in one place.
It has a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p video recording and lacks a rear camera. Measuring 451.8 x 275.8 x 11.9mm, the tablet weighs 2.65 kilograms.
It has powerful 4-watt stereo speakers. It comes in 32GB or 64GB storage variants and even has a microSD expansion slot that accepts cards up to 128GB.
The tablet has a versatile 2-way stand and packs a 5,700mAh built-in battery that promises up to 8 hours of continuous video playback on a single charge.
It even has a handle to carry it easily. It has nano SIM support offering 4G LTE connectivity on-the-go in the 4G version of the tablet. Other connectivity features include, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and A-GPS / GLONASS. It is already available in the U.S. for $599 (Rs. 39,040) for the WiFi version. Check out all our CES 2016 coverage here.
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