Samsung has introduced the Android-based Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the smaller 5.3-inch Galaxy Note devices at the IFA trade show in Berlin on Thursday.
Galaxy Tab 7.7
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the first mobile tablet to feature Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus Display which delivers brilliant, high-contrast colours on a 7.7″ display running at 1280×800 (WXGA) resolution and runs Android Honeycomb 3.2v with Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience overlaid over the top.
It has a 1.4GHz Dual Core application processor, 8GB RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB optional storage levels. There is a rear 3MP Auto Focus camera, front 2MP camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, A-GPS and HSPA＋ 3G modem.
The Tab 7.7 measures 196.7x 133 x 7.89mm, making it extremely thin, and weighs only 335g. The battery is 5,100 mAh which should provide decent runtime figures – although these have yet to be revealed by Samsung.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 lets you enjoy video clips without limitation, featuring 1080p full HD playback, DivX included multi codec and Micro SD. The device also includes Universal Remote Control functionality, allowing control of the entire home entertainment system – TV, Set top box, DVD, Blu-ray player, AV audio system – from one device.
The GALAXY Note is like a smartphone on steroids, it has a 5.3” display running at 1280×800 (285ppi) which is the largest screen size with smartphone portability. It features the world’s first and the largest 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display, an advanced pen-input technology, called the S Pen, a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, rear 8MP camera, front 2MP camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, A-GPS and HSPA＋ 3G modem and runs Android 2.3(Gingerbread).
The Note measures 145.85 × 82.95 × 9.65 mm and looks exactly like a large smartphone, storage comes in 16GB or 32GB options and is expandable with MicrosSD. Powered by a 2,500 mAh Li-on battery there is no claimed standy-by / run time figures yet.