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Sometimes you just need a big tablet. Sometimes you need a really, really big tablet, which is exactly what AT&T is thinking with the unveiling of its excessively large Samsung Galaxy View 2. While smaller than the original View tablet, it’s still absolutely massive, coming with a 17.3-inch screen, which makes it closer to the size of a small TV than what we traditionally think of as a tablet.
Samsung Galaxy View 2 Features
Obviously, the main thing that stands out about the Galaxy View 2 is the screen. The 17.3-inch display features a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The tablet has a built-in cover that flips over to double as a kickstand, which is pretty necessary when you’re dealing with a tablet this massive. Holding it on your lap will not be the most comfortable way to go. The overall dimensions of the tablet are 10.37 x 16.42 x 0.68 inches.
Powering the giant screen is a modest Exynos 7884 – 1.6 GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa processor. There’s only 3GB of RAM, which is a bit on the low side for most modern tablets. For internal storage, there’s 64GB with a microSD slot for adding more later.
Because the tablet is so gigantic, there’s room for a large battery. In fact, Samsung has included a 12,000mAh battery, which should keep the behemoth running for the long haul.
While it seems like it would be uncomfortable to hold the View 2 up to take a photo, Samsung did include a 5MP front-facing camera for plus-sized video calls.
For software, there’s Android 8.1 installed out of the box.
How Much is the Giant Galaxy View 2?
The giant tablet is available starting Friday. According to Droid-Life, it’ll be $37/month for 20 months through AT&T Next. That means the total cost of the device is $740. Obviously, with the modest specs offered inside the tablet, the main thing driving up the cost is the giant screen, which may or may not be something that fits in with your lifestyle.
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