Samsung Galaxy View specs revealed in new promotional stills; home button is absent


The Samsung Galaxy View, the massively huge 18.4-inch tablet from Samsung, had been the topic of various rumors in recent weeks, following the company’s confirmation that the device actually exists with a teaser video. Now, the Galaxy View leaks in images that is said to have come from an unreleased promotional video from Samsung.

As revealed by Sam Mobile, a set of images coming possibly from a soon to be released promotionalor possibly part of the launch event for the deviceshowcases the Samsung Galaxy View as it was used in various functions, some with the use of its dock that comes with a handy back handle.

One notable thing in the set of images is that the Samsung Galaxy View as shown does not have any hard physical home button, one of the things a Samsung device was known for. The Galaxy View was previously cleared by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and as what the information from the database have revealed, is headed to carrier AT&T.

According to the said FCC records, the Commission has recently approved a tablet with the model number SM-T677A, and that the device will also be heading to AT&T, indicated by the “A” suffix on the model number, as well as the carrier logo on the device’s body that can be found on the FCC database.

As to previous GFXBench benchmark results, it was revealed that, despite the huge display size, the View will only sport a 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution.

It runs on an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7 Octa series chipset, with a 1.6 GHZ ARM Cortex A53 and Cortex A57 CPU, along with an ARM Mali t720 GPU, and an OpenGL ES 3.1 3D API. It packs 2 GB worth of RAM, along with a 32 GB worth of built-in internal storage capacity. It is still unknown whether the device will be supporting microSD external expansion.

Oddly enough, the Samsung Galaxy View shown on this benchmark results does not have a back camera. However, it does have a 2 megapixels front facing camera which can shoot photos and record videos of up to 1080p Full HD resolution.

The device, as of the time of the benchmark tests, runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1. However, seeing that Google is soon to launch the new Android Marshmallow, this details has a chance to change in the future.

No release date or pricing info is available as of the moment.