Earlier this week, the Samsung Galaxy View 2 was leaked online with a huge 17.3″ display. Later, AT&T posted the videos of this tablet on Youtube confirming the leaked details. Today, the Galaxy View 2 tablet is officially launched in the US for $740. Compared to the original Galaxy View tablet launched in 2015, the new Galaxy View 2 offers better features and costs $140 extra. As of now, it comes only in 4G LTE variant and is only available at AT&T.
It comes with a hinged kickstand design that can be adjusted up to 30-degrees. The huge hole on the kickstand also offers a better grip to carry this massive tablet. The 17.3-inch display on this tablet offers Full HD resolution. It comes powered by the 14nm Exynos 7884 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G71 GPU. This is the same chipset that also powers the newly launched Galaxy A and Galaxy M budget smartphones.
The tablet offers 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 400GB using the MicroSD card slot. There are quad speakers with Dolby Atmos support for an immersive audio experience. It comes with a 5MP camera on the front for making videos. The tablet runs on the older Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. We don’t think the company will be releasing the Android 9.0 Pie update. The Galaxy View 2 tablet is backed by a whopping 12,000mAh battery.
The dedicated TV mode available on this tablet will offer a better experience for watching TV shows, OTT content, Live TV, and more. With the 17.3-inch display, the Galaxy View 2 measures 10.37 x 16.42 x 0.68 inches. While there is no official confirmation, the company might also launch the Wi-Fi only variant of the Galaxy View 2 tablet in the coming months. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!