Retailer spills Samsung Galaxy View price tag and specifications

Galaxy View won't come cheap. Photo: Adorama

Galaxy View won’t come cheap. Photo: Adorama

A U.S. retailer has spilled the price tag and full set of specifications — and already started taking pre-orders — for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy View tablet ahead of its official unveiling.

The listing describes Galaxy View as a “TV reimagined for the streaming age,” delivering “a portable, touchable TV experience plus a bigger window to your favorite apps and content so you can do more, view more and play more.”

Many of the specifications listed by Adorama had already been revealed by previous leaks, but this is the most complete list we’ve seen so far. It promises an 18.4-inch display with Full HD (1080p) resolution, an octa-core Exynos 7580 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, and 2GB of RAM.

Adorama’s listing also states Galaxy View will come with 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, LTE connectivity, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, stereo speakers, and a 6,700mAh battery. The tablet will launch with Android 5.1 Lollipop pre-installed.

Photo: Adorama

Photo: Adorama

We can’t confirm these details are correct at this point, and it should be noted that retail listings aren’t exactly the most reliable source of information. But this one lines up nicely with recent Galaxy View rumors, which suggested the tablet would be midrange — at least internally.

One thing that won’t reflect those midrange specifications is its price tag. According to Adorama, which is already taking pre-orders, Galaxy View will cost $599, making it one of the most expensive Android-powered tablets on the market.

Photo: Adorama

Photo: Adorama

Maybe you’ve been yearning for a super-sized tablet that can deliver a “touchable TV experience,” in which case, $599 may be a small price to pay for the Galaxy View — especially with the smaller iPad Pro starting at $799. But to me, it seems like a lot for less than exciting specifications.