I personally, am extremely excited about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Packing the same display tech, Super AMOLED, that made the original Galaxy S has smash hit, it’s one of the more conveniently sized tablets around. Plus, it will feature incredible performance, courtesy of a 1.4GHz dual core processor.
With so many manufacturers entering into the tablet space, it appears that Samsung’s strategy is in offering a diverse selection of sizes, good performance, and aesthetically pleasing, thin designs. Really though, with the Samsung Galaxy 7.7, it appears that Samsung is truly going all out, and the device will feature an industry leading 1280×800 pixel 7.7 inch display with Super AMOLED technology on board. Ask anyone that has ever played with a Galaxy S II, or another AMOLED device, and they will tell you that the colors truly do ‘pop’.
And, as we like to do with all Android gadgets that show particular promise or appeal, we follow them from cradle (R&D) to grave (you). In this particular instance, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 was formally outed at IFA in Germany a few short weeks ago, only to be taken down and hidden from public view because of ongoing litigation from Apple.
As indicated above, preliminary benchmarks for the Galaxy Tab 7.7 have shown up at the GLBenchmark website, and it appears that the tablet is substantially faster (in particular for graphically intensive, video based tasks) than other competing Android tablets with a 1Ghz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor on board. In fact, in some areas that Galaxy 7.7 managed to achieve frame rates as high as twice that of leading Android competitors.
Additional specs include a microSD card slot which can handle up to 32GB microSD cards, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and a three megapixel camera on the rear with an LED flash and auto-focus, and a 2MP one up front, with fixed focus for video chats. Plus, for battery life, Samsung managed to squeeze a 5,100 mAh battery in, which Samsung says will give you up to 10 hours of video playback. Not too shabby!
Anyway, with it’s particularly svelte form factor, large battery, amazing Super AMOLED display, high resolution and very high PPI count, we’re betting the farm on this one folks. How about you – is 7.7 inches too small? Just about right? Would you like to see a tablet with Super AMOLED in a larger size?