Check out our hands-on preview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 here
IFA, Berlin: As we predicted last week, Samsung announced the latest in its line-up of Android
tablets at IFA this morning, the Galaxy Tab 7.7.
As the names suggests, the latest tablet has a 7.7in screen,
but unlike the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a Super AMOLED Plus display we’ve most
recently seen on the Samsung Galaxy S II, but is a first among tablets.
We expect the screen to have superb viewing angles and with
a resolution of 1280 x 800 – normally seen on larger 10in tablets – pixel density
is another feature the Tab 7.7 will have to beat the iPad with.
The Tab 7.7 measures an eye-wateringly narrow 7.89mm and
weighs in at 335g, which should make it a very attractive piece of kit.
Inside sits a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, up to 64GB of
built-in storage, a 3 megapixel auto-focus camera, and a 5,100mAh battery which
Samsung promises will last you for 10 hours of video playback.
Software wise, the Tab 7.7 will be running Android 3.2 with
the usual TouchWiz on top of that.
We are awaiting pricing and release dates from Samsung, but
our man on the IFA floor, Ed Chester, is currently getting to grips with this
tablet and will be bringing you a hands-on preview very soon.
It should be noted (no pun intended) that along with the
announcement of the Galaxy Note, Samsung now has smartphones and tablets ranging in size from
3.3in, 4.3in, 5.3in, 7.7in, 8.9in, 10.1in and 11.6in– so there should be something to
please all tastes.