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Samsung Galaxy View 2 surfaces online with a hinged stand, 17.5-inch display

Samsung Galaxy View 2 Android tablet (Source: SamMobile)
Samsung Galaxy View 2 (Source: SamMobile)
The second iteration of Samsung's large-screen Android tablet for media consumption that will come to AT&T in the US has just been spotted online and it sports a few noticeable changes. The Galaxy View 2 has a 17.5-inch display — down from the 18.4 inches of its predecessor — and features a hinged kickstand.

Samsung Galaxy View might not have been a major hit worldwide, but it looks like this 18.4-inch Android tablet was popular enough stateside to get a successor. Back in January — a few months after receiving its Bluetooth and WiFi certifications — the Galaxy View 2 was spotted on Geekbench with an Exynos 7885 processor and 3 GB of memory.

As the first images of the device show, the most obvious visual change is the hinged kickstand that sits at 30 degrees when the Galaxy View 2 is stowed and upright when opened. On the other side, the fact that the diagonal of the screen has been reduced by 1.1 inches (compared to the original Galaxy View, of course) should also be taken into account when considering a purchase, although some might miss this detail at first sight.

One more detail that needs to be mentioned is that Samsung has decided to remove the integrated handle. The new kickstand has a hole in the rear which can be used to grip the Galaxy View 2 for transportation and the whole unit is probably lighter than its predecessor as well.

These being said, Samsung fans in the United States should get ready for the arrival of the Galaxy View 2. There is no official launch date to talk about yet, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see this large slate in AT&T's portfolio by the end of the month.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-04-23 (Update: 2019-04-23)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.