Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 7.7: Super AMOLED Plus goodness

Summary:Samsung has unveiled the newest member of the Galaxy Tab family, the Tab 7.7. The Super AMOLED Plus display is a first for a tablet. The new Tab is now the thinnest tablet, beating out the Tab 10.1.

Samsung took time out of its defense efforts with litigation versus Apple to hit the IFA show in Germany and unveil some new products that push the envelope. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a major refresh over the 7-inch Galaxy Tab and the new 7.7-inch tablet packs a Super AMOLED Plus display. This high-resolution screen (1280x800) is undoubtedly the best tablet screen on the market currently.

The new Tab squeezes a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, up to 64GB of storage, two cameras and a 10-hour battery in a package that is thinner than Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. This makes the new Tab 7.7 the thinnest tablet on the market.

The new tablet from Samsung runs Honeycomb 3.2 with the company's TouchWiz shell on top, similar to that currently found on the 10.1. The Tab 7.7 looks in photos to be very much like the bigger Tab 10.1, only thinner and lighter. Samsung is not providing pricing details for the Tab 7.7 at the IFA show, and availability is in the "coming months".


Topics: Enterprise Software, Legal, Samsung, Tablets


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.