We are not completely sold on Samsung’s new 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet. Where in the market does it fit in? It is not a true tablet offering because it is not portable enough, while some Android apps will not refit to the screen properly. Likewise, it is not a PC alternative because it is not rich enough in features, cannot run all programs, and is simply not as productivity minded.
Either way, we are willing to give the Galaxy View a chance and consumers will be able to do the same as the slate has now launched in the United States. This is the Wi-Fi only model and will cost $599 directly from Samsung in the U.S. The LTE variant is expected to come later in the month, with AT&T rumored to be carrying the View.
Samsung says the Galaxy View is the largest Android product on the market, although that may not last long as other companies are apparently going bigger in the coming month. Nevertheless, the View is huge, boasting a Full HD 18.4-inch screen. Under the hood there is Sammy's own Exynos 7520 processor, 2GB of RAM, a choice between 16GB or 32GB of storage, micro SD card expansion, a 2.1 megapixel front camera, stereo speakers, LTE connectivity, and Bluetooth 4.0. A 5700mAh battery means the Galaxy View is good for 8 hours of video playback.