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
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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Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Display 7.7" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 5100 mAh

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21 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Single or dual core?

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

8. person unregistered

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

21. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

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

4. Really? unregistered

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

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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.

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

23. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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)

7. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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!

9. ToneDef

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

SuperAmoled coming to tablets. NOW we're talking !

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

16. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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?

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!

19. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

12. superguy

Posts: 415; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

13. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

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

20. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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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