Samsung’s crazy 17-inch Galaxy View 2 goes on sale tomorrow


There are quite a few people who don’t quite get why they would want a foldable-display smartphone, but I think we can all agree that a 17-inch tablet with a built-in kickstand is something that actually is quite outrageous.

AT&T has published a features and specs video for the Samsung Galaxy View 2 to its YouTube channel which gives us a comprehensive look at the device and why you might want a tablet that’s bigger than a laptop. Put simply, Samsung thinks that you’ll want to sit on your couch and watch a movie or browse the web with the Galaxy View2, but they also claim that it’s extremely portable since it could technically fit into a large backpack.

The reason the Samsung Galaxy View 2 is making an appearance on AT&T’s YouTube channel is that the tablet will feature LTE support which will enable data on the go and AT&T Number Sync which will allow you to answer voice and video calls from the tablet. Also, the TV Mode app includes DirectTV Now, but you will have to shell out for a subscription to the service in order to use it.

The Samsung Galaxy View 2 specifications include a 17.3-inch Full HD display, 12,000 mAh battery, quad speakers with Dolby Atmos sounds, 1.6GHz Exynos 7884 eight-core chip, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, microSD support up to 400GB, WiFi, LTE and a front-facing camera for video calling.

While the specs of the Samsung Galaxy View 2 are mid-range at best, the tablet’s $740 price tag certainly isn’t. You’ll be able to pick it up from AT&T starting on April 26. Since the tablet is intended to be used mainly as a TV, we suggest you save $200 and buy a 43-inch SONY 4K TV with Android TV built-in.


Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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