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Samsung’s 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet is basically a portable TV

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Samsung first teased the massive Galaxy View back in September at IFA, and has now finally unveiled the massive 18.4-inch Android tablet in full. The View is built for watching movies and TVs around the home, says Samsung, and has a 1920 x 1080 resolution display, stereo speakers, a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, and up to eight hours of video playback time. Oh, and it's still got that weird handle-slash-kickstand on the back.

"the largest Android mobile device on the market."

Samsung is billing the View as "the largest Android mobile device on the market," but it's fair to say this is a different use of the word mobile than what we're used to. It doesn't seem to be a tablet you'd want to take on the go (does the kickstand even detach? It's not clear), but it will, at least, be easy to move around the house, allowing users to take whatever they're watching with them from room to room.

The Samsung Galaxy View. (Samsung)

As well as the video-centric hardware, Samsung says the View's software is designed with movies and TVs in mind, offering a "dedicated home screen" that pulls in content from multiple streaming services. (The promo image shows a screen with various video platforms: YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, Hulu, CNN, etc.) As well as the massive screen, the View also incorporates a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera (presumably useful for video calls) and an LTE-only NanoSIM slot. Still, with a weight of 2.65 kilograms, we're still not sure you'll want to take the View with you.