Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hands-on

September 1, 2011
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Samsung is on something of a roll with its Android tablets, pumping out three different sizes in the space of a year. Twelve months on from the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab comes the Galaxy Tab 7.7, packing a slightly larger display, higher resolution and faster, 1.4GHz dual-core processor. Perhaps more important for ultramobile users is the reduced size and weight, however. Read on for our hands-on impressions.

Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hands-on

The metal chassis measures just 7.89 mm thick and tips the scales at 335g, hiding a 5,100 mAh battery in addition to a GSM/EDGE/HSPA+ modem (though it remains to be seen if the US carriers lock out voice functionality). The 1280 x 800 Super AMOLED Plus display has huge viewing angles and matches the resolution of bigger Honeycomb slates, and as we know from the Galaxy S II it's color-rich and bright. TouchWiz arguably makes more sense on the 7.7-inch screen, pulling together the various social and multimedia content to the homescreen.

Performance - considering the software isn't final yet - is swift, and one-handed use is simple thanks to a casing that's thinner than Amazon's Kindle (albeit a little heavier). Samsung reckons it'll last for 10hrs of video playback on a single charge, though obviously we haven't had time to test that promise. More on this great new tablet in our hands-on video!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mehdi-Imed-Guessous/100001382801050 Mehdi Imed Guessous

    Oh my god, this was exactly all the improvements I was hoping from my tablet.  This is frustrating, because I just bought my P1000. I think I’ll be waiting next year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mehdi-Imed-Guessous/100001382801050 Mehdi Imed Guessous

    Oh my god, this was exactly all the improvements I was hoping from my tablet.  This is frustrating, because I just bought my P1000. I think I’ll be waiting next year.

  • http://twitter.com/mykie242 mykie Gunderson

    Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these, my current Galtab 7 is great, but this is PERFECT!

  • Anonymous

    This is the tablet Goldilocks would want to own…it the perfect size.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Please Samsung…. release this in America.  I have the original 7” galaxy tab, and I’ve loved it… but this is definitely the upgrade I’ve been waiting for,  and with more than ten hours of battery time this would be excellent. I can see myself using this new tablet for video…and my old (Only six months old)  tablet, then just for games……… Apple…. I like to see you Baked!

  • Tlotlo

    its way too big to fit in the pocket. Samsung missed the point

  • Davustek

    Any word on a US release date