Remember the Samsung Galaxy View? The 18.4-inch ‘tablet’ saw a limited released for Malaysian the market, but subsequently went forgotten in Samsung’s tablet lineup. Now a new report says that the company is already working on a follow-up to the large tablet device.
To recap, the original Galaxy view featured a Full HD display, a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 32GB internal storage capacity. It also had a 5MP front camera for video calls, and was portable enough to be carried around the house with its built-in handle.
While it has yet to be confirmed, sources say that the device will be called the Galaxy View 2, and that it will come with some minor upgrades to its hardware. It will have 3GB of RAM, a smaller 17.5-inch screen and instead of a handle, will have a book-style hinge as a stand.
Moving on, charging the device will merely require a USB Type-C rather than a proprietary connector. To help it chug along, the tablet will come equipped with Samsung’s latest Exynos processor. One feature said to be lacking from this tablet is Samsung’s DeX desktop OS. Which is odd, considering the screen real estate that the device has to work with. Even more odd is the fact that the tablet doesn’t come with a stylus.
According to Android Police, the device will first see release in the US, in a collaboration effort with the country’s local telco AT&T first. We may also see the release of the product here in Malaysia, seeing how the first Galaxy View was marketed locally. However, Samsung has yet to share a local time frame for the device. That said, there is a chance that the tablet could make an appearance during IFA 2018 at Berlin.
(Source: Android Police)