Get ready for another Samsung product that will invade your house. Check out the latest Samsung Galaxy View. It is an 18.4-inch Full HD Tablet that has an unique handle that acts as a stand. Currently available in Singapore, it will come with Wi-Fi and 4G+ options, in 32GB2 with microSD supporting up to 128GB at a recommended retail price of S$898 and S$998 respectively.
Not sure why Samsung would like to add this tablet with the strange handle into the tablet category. In my opinion, with the handle, it really restrict its usage. However, with its weight of about 2.7kg, I guess it is better to have a handle to carry it.
However, there is one thing that may be interesting – contents. There will be unique content for this large screen tablet. I guess for parents, the Superstar Teacher might not be a bad idea if your children love to play with tablets.
Here is the back and side view of the Samsung Galaxy View.
Specifications of Galaxy View
Battery performance may vary depending on/dependent on network configuration/conditions, app usage, mode settings, actual device usage, battery condition and other surrounding factors and conditions.
Actual user-accessible internal storage is less than specified total memory due to operating system, software, and other built-in applications, and may vary after software updates/ upgrades.
Dependent on Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi Direct® connectivity to the connected Samsung devices. Only available on selected Samsung Smart TV models (Samsung SMART TV 5000 series and above).
Devices need to be synchronised manually.
Requires stable 4G network connectivity in addition to Wi-Fi® connectivity; additional data charges apply. Supported on HTTP1.1 protocol only, for files more than 30MB in size. Actual experienced speeds may vary. For more information, see www.samsung.com/sg.
For selected apps only.
Note: Certain features, services and applications (including 4G+ LTE) are dependent on network connectivity and may not be available in all coverage areas. Additional data charges may apply.
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Here is the Press Release
Samsung Introduces New Family Time Essential – the Samsung Galaxy View
With a stunning 18.4” full-HD touchscreen display, the Samsung Galaxy View is the edutainment companion that offers a new dimension of family time
Singapore, 6 November 2015 – Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy View, the new must-have edutainment companion for every home. With its 18.4-inch touchscreen display, interactive user interface and long-lasting battery life, the Galaxy View is the ideal lifestyle and edutainment device perfect for the whole family.
“At Samsung, we are committed to continuously pushing the boundaries in technology and design to provide our consumers with the best experience on mobile devices. Designed with the needs of the whole family in mind, the new Samsung Galaxy View aims to bring a new dimension of unprecedented mobile entertainment that can be used by all,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.
Immersive Visual Experience on Stunning Large-Format Screen
The Galaxy View features an 18.4” full-HD screen and is equipped with unmatched capabilities, offering consumers and their families a new dimension in home mobile enjoyment. Available in Wi-Fi® and 4G+ enabled models, the edutainment companion allows users to enjoy the full offerings of a regular sized tablet on a whole new level with the stunning large-sized display.
The Galaxy View’s long-lasting battery life also provides up to 8 hours of video playback1, ensuring that users can enjoy hours of immersive viewing anywhere in their homes without worrying about recharging.
The 18.4” edutainment companion also features a two-way stand that creates a comfortable viewing experience anywhere in the house while making it incredibly easy and convenient for family members to bring it from room to room. From catching up with the latest television series in the bedroom, or referencing a cooking tutorial in the kitchen, to a match between siblings in a game of Hearthstone in the living room, the Galaxy View exudes the perfect balance of mobility and immersive multimedia experience.
Edutainment Hub for Everyone in the Family
Designed with the whole family in mind, the Samsung Galaxy View offers endless edutainment options for the whole family in a sleek and dynamic package. The stunning wide display equipped with powerful speakers that delivers crisp and clear sound enables the Galaxy View to be the centre of family multimedia experience.
Consumers will have access to a full ecosystem of AndroidTM applications and content via Google PlayTM and Samsung Galaxy Apps on the Galaxy View to cater to the different needs of each family member.
Parents seeking a kid-friendly edutainment companion for their child’s educational needs can access a library of educational and entertainment applications that will enhance every learning session into one that is both fun and interactive. Teenagers in the home can also enjoy working on their school projects with the Galaxy View’s large screen. There is also much in store for grandparents who want to catch up on their reading with specially curated content available on the device.
Consumers can stay connected with friends and family members through the Family Square feature on the new Galaxy View. Through the customised dashboard, users can design their own personalised notes on photos of precious memories for sharing simply by connecting to the device via their smartphones.
Family and friends can also have a richer video call experience with the Galaxy View. The full-HD front camera enhances the image quality so that special moments with loved ones are as vivid and real as seeing them face to face, even when apart.
Local Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy View will be available from 7 November 2015 in Black. It will come with Wi-Fi® and 4G+ options, in 32GB2 with microSD supporting up to 128GB at a recommended retail price of $898 and $998 respectively.
Consumers who purchase the Galaxy View will receive a free Samsung Portable SSD T1 worth $269. This introductory promotion is available, while stocks last, at major consumer electronic stores, and Samsung Experience Stores.
Compatible accessories for the Galaxy View will also be available at the following recommended retail prices:
- Samsung Galaxy View Carrying Case (Black) – $68
The Galaxy View will be available at local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorised retailers and Samsung Experience Stores.
Users will enjoy specially curated content best enjoyed on the stunning large format screen of the Samsung Galaxy View:
- Samsung KidsTimeTM 3.0
For families with children aged 3 to 7, Samsung KidsTimeTM is the perfect complement for the Galaxy View’s large screen size. Family fun is upsized with 100 carefully curated learn-through-play games and eBooks covering subjects from Science, Maths, Reading and Arts, among others. With Samsung KidsTimeTM, parents will have a peace of mind as the application only features age-appropriate content and are consumed within a safe environment where there are no advertisements, no in-app purchases and no communications from strangers. Samsung KidsTimeTM 3.0 also comes with KidsTimeTM Parent, a companion application for parents to remotely control their child’s access to the device, with features like App Timer, App Lock and the ability to choose which applications to download for their child. Usage reports also enable parents to monitor and track their child’s KidsTimeTM activities.
Galaxy View users can enjoy 12 months of free access to 100 games and eBooks worth up to $85, on a while stocks last basis.
- Superstar Teacher
Developed by a team of curriculum specialists and delivered by the best teachers, the primary and secondary online video lessons in Superstar Teacher promises to be fun, interesting and of the highest calibre. Interactive quizzes are also embedded into the lessons to assess students and track their understanding.
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com/sg and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com.