In October of 2015, Samsung announced a tablet with an 18.5-inch display called the Galaxy View. Now, almost three years later, it sounds like the company is working on a successor.
According to sources speaking with Android Police, Samsung is planning a Galaxy View 2 tablet, and it may launch on AT&T. The report doesn’t have a lot of details to go on (there’s no word on pricing or an exact launch date, for instance), but it does give us some bits and pieces to work with.
First and foremost, the Galaxy View 2 may drop the screen size when compared to the original model down to around 17.5 inches. There isn’t any word on how heavy the new Galaxy View 2 will be, though, so it may be just as heavy as the original model, which measured in at six pounds.
The Galaxy View 2 is said to be running Android Oreo out of the (big) box, and it won’t have support for Samsung’s DeX, so it sounds like the new giant tablet is just another means to consume content rather than be a workstation of any kind. The Samsung software on board will allegedly feature multi-screen support, though. It’ll also have a microSD card slot, but only 3GB of RAM.
That display will be 1080p HD according to the report and there will be a Samsung Exynos processor under the hood. There will also be a hinge/stand combo on the back that can’t be removed. In one position, it will be propped up at a 30-degree angle, while in the open position it will be held up like a proper screen for when owners want to watch a movie on it.
So, that’s a big tablet. The original Galaxy View didn’t seem to gain much traction, but maybe the second version will have a better shot. Will you buy the Galaxy View 2 when it launches, depending on price?