Updated on February 7th, 2013
A 10.1-inch tablet has always been too big for my taste. If I were to buy one now, I’d choose something that has a display close to 7 inches. The Galaxy Tab didn’t really impress me but Samsung has just announced a tablet that might just be mine in the future.
At the ongoing IFA event inBerlin, Samsung just made official the Galaxy Tab 7.7. It has a 7.7-inch screen that uses a Super AMOLED Plus panel with 1280 x 800. The display alone already makes this tablet a winner. The Super AMOLED Plus is an improved Super AMOLED that is already fantastic in so many respects.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb skinned with Samsung’s tablet-optimized TouchWiz UX. It is powered by a Samsung-made dual-core 1.4GHz processor that’s similar to the one used in the new Galaxy Note 5.3-inch handset.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is HSPA+ enabled. Think of 21Mbps theoretical download speed! Storage options are 16GB to 64GB but there’s a microSD card slot if you want more storage. Batteryis 5,100mAh battery that can deliver up to 10 hours of use. Other features are 802.11n WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 and two cameras, 3MP at the back and 2MP in front. The tablet weighs only 0.74-pounds.
Pricing and availability are still unknown.