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Samsung Galaxy View Vs. iPad Pro: Samsung Rumored to Develop a Huge 18.5-Inch Tablet To Take On Apple's New iPad Pro

( [email protected] ) Oct 02, 2015 10:03 AM EDT
Back in August, Samsung teased a mysterious new tablet called the Galaxy View and said that more details will in the following months. It is now October and the South Korean device maker has not shared much about the device since then. As the new month unfolds, a new leaked benchmark shed light on the unannounced tablet’s features.
The rumored 18.5-inch Galaxy View tablet will soon take the title off the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (pictured) as Samsung's largest Android tablet. Samsung

Back in August, Samsung teased a mysterious new tablet called the Galaxy View and said that more details will in the following months. It is now October and the South Korean device maker has not shared much about the device since then. As the new month unfolds, a new leaked benchmark shed light on the unannounced tablet's features.  

Apple officially launched its own iPad Pro with a massive 12.9-inch display along with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus a few weeks back. For Android users who might want to have even more screen real estate then they may find that the Galaxy View's reported 18.5-inch display is more than enough.

The tech giant has no other tablet model with that kind of screen size. However, it now appears that its mammoth display does not mean that it will also have top-of-the-line specifications. A benchmark listing from GFXBench has surfaced online suggesting that the device's specs only hovers at mid-range territory.


According to the benchmark results, the Galaxy View tablet will feature a display with Full HD or 1920X1080 resolution. At 18.5 inches diagonally, that translates to a very modest 124.73ppi pixel density. For perspective, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Samsung's current largest tablet, offers a crisp 247ppi. Its intended rival, the iPad Pro, offers a pixel density of 264ppi, similar to the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7.

Under the hood, the device will be powered by the company's in-house 64-bit, octa-core Exynos 7580 chipset coupled with a Mali-T720 GPU. It will be supported by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable memory. A large 5,700mAh battery is fitted within, which is expected for a tablet of this size.

It is said to run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and will be furnished with an 8-megapixel main camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter. With dimensions of 451.8 mm x 275.8 mm x 11.9 mm, it will be portable enough to carry around but will probably not be practical to take out in public given that it is nearly half a meter wide.

Samsung, which has been known for using releasing devices with larger screens to compete with its rivals, already showed off the Galaxy View tablet during the IFA event back in September. At the time, the company did not disclose any information on when consumers would be able to get their hands on the device.

Nevertheless, it looks like the tech giant will soon unveil the Galaxy View given that it already received a Radio Research Agency (RRA) certification. The RRA is South Korea's counterpart for the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 

 

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