Samsung doesn't mind going big with its devices.
But the tech company's latest device takes going big to another level. On Wednesday, Samsung announced its Galaxy View, an 18.4-inch supersized tablet, meant for streaming video and media content—and it's huge, weighing over 5 pounds. Samsung is specifically aiming its Galaxy View at users who consume a high volume of streaming content from the likes of HBO Go, Netflix and Hulu — and videos as a whole.
The tablet boasts a 1,920 x 1,080 HD resolution screen with a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy View's Android operating system is accelerated via a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor with 2 GB of RAM. The battery life supports up to 8 hours of video playback — pretty good for a device of that size.
"At Samsung, we are committed to creating new possibilities and bringing our consumers the best mobile experience," said JK Shin, CEO and head of Samsung's IT & Mobile Business, via a company press release statement. "We are very excited to introduce the new Galaxy View, providing an entirely new way of consuming mobile video and entertainment."
The home screen for videos gathers all content in one convenient place and the Galaxy View also touts a Family Square feature, which showcases a customized dashboard that can connect family members and friends.
Featuring an 18.4-inch full HD screen optimized for video consumption and stereo-sound speakers, this tablet can essentially be used as a mini-home theater, especially when playing movies. The question users have to ask is how big is too big? This device will dominate any coffee table or couch, for that matter.
Samsung hasn't announced a release date for the Galaxy View tablet as of press time.