Samsung Galaxy View rumors: Device spotted for pre-order at Adorama, priced at $599


The long rumored Samsung Galaxy View, the massively huge tablet coming from the South Korean tech giant, has been hot in the rumor mill for quite some time now, even getting certified by the FCC, and as what the information from the database has revealed, is headed to carrier AT&T. Now, the device was spotted on a listing via online retailer Adorama, according to GSM Arena

The Samsung Galaxy View, as rumors have it, runs on an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7 Octa series chipset (called by the retailer as Carmen2 chip), 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 or not. 

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

The device boasts a large capacity 5,700 mAh battery, which, as described, can last for up to 8.5 hours of continuous video playback use. 

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 Samsung devices are known for. A kickstand dock can be found at the back of the device, with a handy top handle for easy handling. It is expected that this stand will be built-in. 

The tablet, as of the time of previous GFXBench benchmark results, runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1. However, seeing that Google is soon to launch the new Android Marshmallow, such details may change in the future. 

The Adorama listing reportedly put the Samsung Galaxy View for pre-order at $599, but the listing was shortly taken down. No official release date is available from Samsung as of the moment.