You in all probability weren’t on the lookout for a sequel to Samsung’s lap-crushing Galaxy View tablet, however you are getting one anyway. AT&T has teased the discharge of the Galaxy View 2, one other tackle the Android pill and cell TV hybrid. It isn’t fairly as colossal as its predecessor with a 17.three-inch 1080p show, and implements a intelligent constructed-in cowl that doubles as a kickstand. Nonetheless, this might simply be awkward to make use of in pill mode — it is actually extra of a car for DirecTV Now and different AT&T streaming services than one thing you’d use to verify Fb on the sofa.
This will likely be a resolutely center-of-the-highway machine exterior of its dimensions. AT&T tells Engadget the View 2 will pack a mid-tier 1.6GHz Exynos 7884 eight-core chip, 3GB of RAM, a entrance-going through 5-megapixel digital camera and 64GB of expandable storage. You’re going to get immersive Dolby Atmos audio, although, and the scale permits for a hefty 12,000mAh battery that ought to hold the pill buzzing. This being AT&T, there’s constructed-in LTE with help for calling options like NumberSync (which turns this into a very over-the-high speakerphone, we might add).
You may need to brace your self for the value. The View 2 arrives on April 26th for $37 monthly on a 20-month installment plan, which interprets to $740. Regardless of the smaller dimension, it is really costlier than the unique $600 View. That would make sense in the event you’re an avid viewer who insists on a sprawling display screen always, but it surely would possibly make extra sense to spring for a extra compact pill should you simply need one thing bigger than your cellphone. Your pockets and your legs may simply thanks.