Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 introduces the first Super AMOLED+ Honeycomb tablet

September 1, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

Samsung Tablets

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The lesson of the Android tablet wars has so far been that doing something different is the best way to get noticed. Whether it’s through add-ons, price, or slimness, the most popular models are the ones that are distinctive. Samsung may have found a new way to get an advantage: superior display.

At the IFA tech conference, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Tab 7.7 Honeycomb tablet that has a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. While most tablets on the market have an LCD touchscreen, the Tab 7.7 will offer the vibrant colors and contrast at which Super AMOLED Plus excels. The WXGA resolution, 7.89 mm thinness, and light weight (335 grams/12 ounces) will make this tablet as pretty as it is portable.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 has TouchWiz UX and the Live Panel system that we recently reviewed on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The difference here is that the 7.7 model has a more up-to-date Android 3.2 that supports its smaller screen size and a new processor. There’s no word yet on who makes the processor, but it’s a dual-core 1.4 GHz chip that should be more than capable of handling whatever users throw at it.

Samsung has also included voice and video calling support, as well as its Samsung Hub for books, games, and music. However, both calling and Hub services may vary by region, so what works in one country may not work in another. Here’s a list of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 specs.

Display 7.7” [2] 1280×800 (WXGA) Super AMOLED Plus
Processor 1.4GHz Dual Core application processor
Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

Memory

8Gb LPDDR2 (RAM),

16/32/64GB movi NAND + microSD (up to 32GB)

Camera / Flash 3MP AF LED (Main) + 2MP FF (Front)

Wireless Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz & 5GHz), 802.11n WiFi Ch. Bonding, WiFi Direct,

BT v3.0, USB 2.0 Host

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Video MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX, Xvid (1080p FullHD video @ 30fps)
GPS A-GPS

Dimension, Weight

196.7x 133 x 7.89mm, 335g
Battery capacity 5,100 mAh
OS Android Honeycomb 3.2v
Messaging & SNS Social Hub (Integrated phonebook with SNS, IM, E-mail)
LBS Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navi.)
Enterprise Solutions EAS IT Policy, MDM (Sybase Afaria), VPN (Cisco/F5), ODE (On device encryption), Cisco WebEx
Other Services & Applications Android Market/ Samsung Apps  

Readers/Music/Game/Social Hub (Availability differs by region)

Universal Remote Control

PC Applications Samsung Kies, Kies Air