Is it a tablet? Is it a TV? The answer to both questions is yes. At least that was the idea behind a 17.3-inch technological monster. With its dimensions, the newcomer from Samsung surpasses even a large number of notebooks, but the size of Galaxy View 2 also brings some useful benefits.
With the Galaxy View 2, South Korean manufacturer Samsung has brought a tablet on the market, which does not have to hide from the competition – especially because it's too big anyway. The device has a 17.3-inch display and thus surpasses almost all opponents of tablets. These usually offer a maximum of 12-13 inches. Justify the oversize with the dual function of Galaxy View 2. So this should serve as a mobile TV in addition to the usual tablet application areas.
Highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Show 2
Once a tablet is set up, the device can be used as a replacement for a TV or a streaming movie. This is made possible by the built-in 12,000 mAh battery, the capacity of which is three to four times that of the smartphone. On the other hand, consumption should be much higher here – it remains uncertain whether the second run is really good as it looks.
Furthermore, Galaxy View 2 supports the transmission standard LTE (4G). So, you can watch movies on the go, if the volume of data or tariff conditions allow this.
Disadvantages of Samsung giant
The biggest feature of the South Korean tablet, a 17.3-inch display, is at the same time an insignificant drawback. With full HD resolution, the panel does not offer more pixels than most smartphones. However, they must be distributed in a much larger area, which has a negative effect on the density of points.
Inside the giant also does not suggest any high-chip chip, but the internal processor Exynos 7884. This can also be found in the new Samsung phones like the Galaxy A20e. You should not expect extraordinary computing power here despite the big case.
Other negative points hail the outdated operating system of Android 8.1 Oreo and the maximum comfortable front camera resolution (5 megapixels). But this should not bother users less than the weight of Galaxy View 2. This weighs about 2.2 pounds, namely more than ten times the standard smartphone on the stairs. However, this negative aspect is not really unexpected.
Technical data in the overview:
- Case: 417.07 x 263.4 x 17.27 mm
- Weight 2,229.97 grams
- Screen: 17.3 inches, Full HD
- Exynos 7884 processor, eight cores, 1.6 GHz
- Memory: 3 GB
- Internal memory: 64 GB (400 GB expansion)
- Front camera: 5 megapixels
- LTE: Yes
- Battery capacity: 12,000 mAh
- Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
Price and availability
The price of the immediately available Samsung Galaxy View 2 is the same size as the device itself. Converting around 664 euros, US citizens have to pay to call their tablet. However, the German introductory price is still unknown and the question of whether the device comes even in local stores can not be answered. So it remains exciting.