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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unveiled: Honeycomb 3.2 and brushed metal looks

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unveiled: Honeycomb 3.2 and brushed metal looks
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7’s first official images showed up just minutes before Samsung’s IFA event kicks off and the tablet looks like no other Samsung slate with a brushed metal back. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The new tablet is the first to come with a display of the Super AMOLED Plus variety, which brings contrasty vibrant colors. The single-core dual-core 1.4GHz processor under the hood happens to be the same one as on the Samsung Galaxy Note and is capable of playing back 1080p videos. Software-wise it runs Android Honeycomb 3.2 spiced up with a TouchWiz UX flavor.

The Tab 7.7 also features HSPA+ connectivity with 21Mbps downstream capacity. The slate comes in four different varieties, depending on the internal storage ranging from 16 gigs to 64GB, but there’s always the SD card slot allowing you to expand that memory by up to 32 gigs.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 comes with a 5100mAh battery which Samsung promises will last some 10 hours of non-stop video playback. You won’t probably use a tablet as a camera replacement, but the new Tab features a 3-megapixel rear camera (just in case) and a 2.0-megapixel shooter up front, perfect for video calls. 

source: Samsung via Pocket-lint

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unveiled: Honeycomb 3.2 and brushed metal looks
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unveiled: Honeycomb 3.2 and brushed metal looks
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unveiled: Honeycomb 3.2 and brushed metal looks
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unveiled: Honeycomb 3.2 and brushed metal looks

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unveiled: Honeycomb 3.2 and brushed metal looks
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unveiled: Honeycomb 3.2 and brushed metal looks
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unveiled: Honeycomb 3.2 and brushed metal looks

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posted on 01 Sep 2011, 03:22

1. Commentator (Posts: 2376; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Single or dual core?

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 03:34

2. Commentator (Posts: 2376; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Sorry, forgot this event was still ongoing and not all the specs were released yet, I'll be less impatient next time.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 03:34 2

3. Commentator (Posts: 2376; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


...Who am I talking to...?

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 04:29

8. person (unregistered)


samsung already released everything on their site. its dual core, by the way.
http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 13:27 1

21. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)


It doesn't matter, Apple applied for a patent to use metal enclosures and the USPOTheads approved it. Lawsuits be a comin!

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 03:35

4. Really? (unregistered)


It should be required for all honeycomb devices to be dual core...

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 03:37 2

5. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


oh wow. i didn't expect to refresh the page a 4:30 AM to see all these breaking developments. xD

i'll accept this 7.7" Tab if it's cheap.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 09:09 1

15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3954; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey this tablet is sick for anyone who doesn't like the big tablets. This tablet is sick for the size. My wife might get this tablet for her birthday come October, if it's out. She wants a tablet but she wants a small one & this one definitely fits the bill. This little tablet is bada$s. Can't wait until it comes out. The price is going to be cheaper that the Galaxy Tab 10.1, I hope. lol

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 23:28

23. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha ya right iwht the cheap.. this is a very nice tablet and that sampled screen is super expensive.. idk i think samsung did a little much with this and the note and the sgII... u only need one

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 03:42

6. Commentator (Posts: 2376; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


So it is single-core... that's a damn shame, especially with the Super-AMOLED screen and all... ha! Just kidding, it is dual-core! (Sheesh, make up your mind, PA)

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 04:25

7. Commentator (Posts: 2376; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


...and I'll kindly ask you to let ME decide if I'll probably use my tablet as a camera replacement or not, thank-you-very-much-sir!

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 05:37

9. ToneDef (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


SuperAmoled coming to tablets. NOW we're talking !

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:50

14. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


super amoled+ is definately a draw. Now when the super amoled HD screens jump on to tablets that will be a thing of beauty.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 09:52

16. Commentator (Posts: 2376; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I thought the only difference was that Super Amoled HD had an HD resolution, which this tablet has.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 11:37

18. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


1,280×720 pixels (720p) or 1,920×1,080 pixels (1080i/1080p).
are current HD resolutions.

obviously 1280x800 is a lil better than 720p though.

In that case.. i dunno. Maybe it is the SA-HD screen just labeled wrong?

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 05:45 3

10. returning my ipad (unregistered)


why did i buy my ipad2 last week. first apple product and got bored of it in less than a week. this blows it out the water. returning! and winning!

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 12:08

19. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


iPads aren't for everybody and that's why there's competition. However, iPads do set the standard for all to follow or beat and that is why consumers win in the end.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:34

12. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Looks pretty good. Anyone know if there will be a WiFi version and pricing?

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:34

13. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1791; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Wow i love that screen, perfect size! All i want to know is, how much and when is it coming out :-)

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 10:38

17. box (unregistered)


I really iike Samsung's thinking, offering tablets in many different sizes but with equivalent specifcations: 7", 7.7", 8.9", 10.1", and the Note with its 5.3. It's like what Dell was trying to do with its Streak series but more appealing

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 12:18

20. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The problem with offerring several sizes is that each device ends up costing more since Samsung is unable to achieve economies of scale or economies of scope. Plus there is the logistics nightmare.

If I ran Samsung, I would offer 2 sizes: 8" and 10" with a 4:3 aspect ratio. I think 7.7" is a good size as the 7" form factor is not practical -- plus you can never find a 7" with a 4:3 aspect ratio. If most people have a smart phone (say 4"), then they want a bigger tablet for movies, web surfing, etc.

I think the 5.3" device is creative, but not practical. At that size, it really limits who can use it. Don't get me wrong -- some people will buy it, but it won't sell as many as the 7.7" model.

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