Samsung is preparing to launch a giant new tablet- the 18.5-inch Galaxy View to show Apple's recently launched iPad Pro its place. However, initial spec leaks suggest that the true picture may be quite the opposite.
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The specifications, also confirmed by serial tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks), paint a disappointing picture of a giant device with no real significance. The 18.5-inch display will reportedly feature a resolution of 1920x1080p. The device will also come in 32GB standard storage and will pack a mere 2GB worth RAM. There's no rear camera either and you'll have to contend with a 2MP front camera whose performance in such a big display is rather suspect. The device will be powered by octacore Exynos 7 processors.
However, Galaxy View will pack a 5,700 mAh battery which seems to be the only feature that matches the tablet's size and purpose.
The recently launched iPad Pro, despite being the largest iPad yet, is comparatively smaller with a display of 12.9 inches. It is powered by a 64-bit A9X chip and contains 5.6 million pixels in its display. Its main features include a 4-speaker audio system, Apple Pencil, ten hours of battery life, up to 128GB of storage and LTE capability.
The iPad Pro will not be the only device that Galaxy View will have to contend with. Microsoft is all set to launch its Surface Pro 4 tablet which is slated to be more powerful than the iPad Pro.
To be available in 12-inch and 14-inch variants, Surface Pro 4 will contain the latest Intel Skylake processors, a display with 2160 x 1440p resolution, Windows 10 OS, larger battery, docket stations, Type covers and an advanced stylus. Microsoft is slated to launch Surface Pro 4 later today.
Samsung has so far not given any official indications regarding its new tablet except that it has recently filed for a trademark for the name 'Galaxy Tab S Pro' recently. As of now, the largest tablet Samsung is selling is the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro.