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Exclusive: This is the Samsung Galaxy View 2

SamMobile has uncovered a set of renders showcasing the design of the Samsung Galaxy View 2, the successor to the original Samsung Galaxy View — which we were also the first to unearth. The biggest difference between the two? The implementation of a more ergonomic hinged stand on the rear of the former that will make typing and using it in day to day life a lot more convenient.

To be more specific, the variant SamMobile uncovered will be headed to local carrier AT&T in the United States — evidenced by the branding on the rear — corroborating an earlier rumour claiming that would be the case. Whether or not an unlocked version will be released in other markets around the world remains to be seen, however. But a Wi-Fi variant is definitely on the cards.

 

The Galaxy View 2 was designed to be a bit more compact than the standard Galaxy View, which Samsung hopes to achieve by replacing the 18.4-inch screen with a 17.5-inch one and introducing a hinged kickstand that sits at 30-degrees when it’s stowed and upright when opened. That makes it ideal for typing as it will always be resting in an ergonomic angle that’s reminiscent of a drafting desk.

Samsung also removed the integrated handle that’s found on the original Galaxy View. The reason behind the move is unclear, though if we had to hazard a guess we’d say it’s because the Galaxy View 2 is a bit smaller and therefore presumably more practical. There’s also a hole on the rear of the new kickstand, as depicted in the renders, which can be used to grip the unit during transportation.

 

The Samsung Galaxy View 2 surfaced on benchmark database Geekbench back in January, bearing the model number SM-T927A, with an Exynos 7885 CPU and 3GB of RAM in tow. That came a few months after the unit received Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certification, hinting it was in the final stages of development. And now we’ve obtained these renders, it looks like a launch could be imminent.

  • Model: SM-T927A
  • Dimensions:
  • Display: 17.3" (439.42mm) LCD
  • CPU: Exynos 7885
  • Camera:

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Jemarcus3
Jemarcus3

But will it be able to be used as a monitor?

Lightshark12
Lightshark12

but 3 gigs of ram and cheap exynos in 2k19 is a no go. even budget phones now get 4 to 6 gigs, how do you gonna use multitasking on such a big screen with 3 gigs?

wacaddell1967
wacaddell1967

I have no problem with 3 GBs if you truly know what you’re doing. I’m currently still using the original View. Multi-tasking is not a problem even on it. My issue with the original View is that sometimes you run into Apps that won’t adjust to the 18.4 screen. So you get a strip that’s difficult to type on. But I found a way around that problem as well by just using Chrome. My only other issue is that the NFL GamePass isn’t compatible with the original View. It’s because Samsung hasn’t updated to Android 9 yet. The original View… Read more »

locarno
locarno

Does it have jack and indisplay fignerprint sensor ?

locarno
locarno

“Samsung also removed the integrated handle”

Show me this handle on the picture.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Removed the handle from the 1st Galaxy View. It was pill shaped and was at the top of the device, on the back.
The pictures are of the Galaxy View 2. Without the handle.

locarno
locarno

“There’s also a hole”

Very big hole.