Samsung Galaxy View 2: An unusable Android tablet

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25 Apr 2019

Samsung brings back its unusable, gigantic Galaxy View tablet

After a three-year-long gap, Samsung is once again bringing back its gigantic Android tablet-cum-mobile TV hybrid.

Dubbed as Galaxy View 2, the new device comes as a sequel to the original, lap-crushing 18.4-inch Galaxy View.

And while it is slightly less colossal with a smaller 17.3-inch display, the View 2 is as unusable as its predecessor.

Here's more on Galaxy View 2.

Design and display

Firstly, here's a look at the Galaxy View 2

Firstly, here's a look at the Galaxy View 2

The Galaxy View 2 features a 17.3-inch full-HD touchscreen display with prominent bezels on all sides.

In terms of design, it gets a couple of improvements. The rear handle that we saw on the original View has now been replaced by a hinged kickstand-cum-cover.

The kickstand also has a large circular hole that can come in handy for holding this otherwise enormous tablet.

Specifications

Internally, it is as less exciting as it is externally

The Galaxy View 2 is powered by an Exynos 7884 chipset, paired with 3GB RAM, 64GB of expandable storage (expandable upto 400GB), and Android Oreo-based OS.

Moreover, thanks to its gargantuan size, the tablet packs a massive 12,000mAh battery.

You also get a 5MP front camera for video calls, 4G LTE support, Dolby Atmos Sound, and DirecTV Now, among others.

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Pricing and availability

The Galaxy View 2 arrives in the US tomorrow i.e April 26th for $37 per month on a 20-month installment plan with AT&T. Hence, even for a smaller size, you end up paying $140 more than the original $600 worth View tablet.

Not really

The big question: Is this device for you?

The big question: Is this device for you?

Bigger displays are good when it comes to enjoying videos. But with a 17.3-inch screen, View 2 is quite large, heavy, and practically unusable as a tablet.

Moreover, at $740, it costs as much as slimmer and more powerful tablets - like an Apple iPad.

So unless you want a big display to keep on your kitchen top, you can happily skip this one.

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When will Samsung Galaxy View 2 launch in India?

Asked 2019-04-25 17:45:34 by Ankita Rathore

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Currently, there is no information regarding the Galaxy View 2's launch in India. However, the tablet will arrive in the US on April 26 via AT&T.

What is the price of Samsung Galaxy View?

Asked 2019-04-25 17:45:34 by Reyansh Jayaraman

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In the US, AT&T is offering Galaxy View 2 for $37 per month on a 20-month installment plan which brings translates to $740 or roughly Rs. 52,000 in India.

What is the display size of Galaxy View 2?

Asked 2019-04-25 17:45:34 by Cheshta Kapoor

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The Galaxy View features a 17.3-inch full-HD touchscreen display.

Does the Galaxy View 2 support 4G SIM?

Asked 2019-04-25 17:45:34 by Angel Tambe

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Yes, the Galaxy View comes with support for 4G LTE networks.

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