Samsung Galaxy View2 is certainly the most unusual of the bunch. Itâ€™s a big-screen device thatâ€™s as much a portable TV as a tablet. While it doesnâ€™t have a TV tuner, you can use DirecTV Now or other apps to stream live or recorded TV over the internet, and the large display makes it something you can carry around the house and use in the kitchen, office, or anywhere else you may not have a TV.
With a built-in kickstand, you can prop up the tablet for watching, or collapse it for use on a table or lap.
The Galaxy View2 weighs about 4.9 pounds and measures 16.4â€³ x 10.4â€³ x 0.7â€³. It has a 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display, quad speakers with Dolby Atmos sound, a Samsung Exynos 7884 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage plus a microSD card reader for up to 400GB of removable storage.
A 12,000 mAh battery keeps the device running while unplugged, and thereâ€™s a USB 3.1 Type-C port for charging or data. And thereâ€™s a headphone jack and a 5MP front-facing camera if you want to listen privately and/or make video calls without disturbing folks around you.
If youâ€™re wondering why this model costs so much more than Samsungâ€™s smaller tablets, the big screen is probably only part of the answer â€” the Galaxy View2 is also a 4G LTE-ready device that can connect to AT&Tâ€™s wireless network.
It also supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0. Thereâ€™s no word on if or when a cheaper WiFi-only model may be available.
Samsung Galaxy View2 Specifications
Model Versions: SM-T920 (Wi-Fi only); SM-T927 (EMEA); SM-T927A (AT&T)
- 2G: N/A
- 3G Bands:
- HSDPA 900 / 2100 – Global
- HSDPA 850 / 1900 – SM-T927A
- 4G Bands:
- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) – Global
- LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 12(700), 14(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 66(1700/2100) – SM-T927A
- Speed: HSPA, LTE-A
- Announced: April, 2019
- Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, April 30
- Dimensions: 417.1 x 263.4 x 17.3 mm
- Weight: 2.23 kg
- Colours: Dark Grey
- SIM: Nano-SIM
- Built-in kickstand
- Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 17.3 inches, 825.1 cm2 (~75.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~127 ppi density)
- Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- Chipset: Exynos 7884
- CPU: Octa-core (2×1.6 GHz & 6×1.6 GHz)
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
- RAM: 3 GB
- Internal Storage: 64 GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot)
- Main Camera: No
- Selfie Camera: Single – 5 MP
- Video: 2160p@30fps
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- Dolby Atmos sound
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- Sensors: Accelerometer
- Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 12000 mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy View2 Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy View 2 will arrive on April 30 and potential buyers will pay $740. This tablet is more expensive than its predecessor despite its smaller size. Actually, the Galaxy View 2 will go on sale via online and offline stores. The $740 price tag can be paid in installment at $37/month for 20 months (this is an AT&T plan).
Samsung Galaxy View2 Review Rating
Not yet reviewed.
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