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Hands-on: Samsung's Galaxy of Devices

Hands-on: Samsung's Galaxy of Devices



Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

A 7.7-inch tablet? Samsung surprises us with yet another device with an odd screen size (Remember the Samsung Galaxy Note?). That aside, the other outstanding thing about this gadget is its HD AMOLED Plus touchscreen and awesomely constructed body. Specs-wise, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 comes across as the more capable of the two new tablets, the other being the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 plus. This is especially true when you consider the fact that it is the first tablet in Samsung's history to boast of a AMOLED touchscreen and that it comes with a higher battery capacity of 5100mAh in a smaller body. Of course, be prepared to shell out more money for the Galaxy 7.7 as compared to the Galaxy 7.0 Plus.











 

  Key highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

  • Android Honeycomb 3.2v
  • 1.4GHz dual-core processor
  • 7.7-inch HD Super AMOLED Plus / 1280 x 800 pixels
  • 1GB RAM
  • 3-megapixel rear camera / Autofocus / LED flash + 2.0-megapixel front facing camera
  • 16 GB (microSD expansion, up to 32GB)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPRS / HSDPA+
  • 5100mAh battery
  • 335g
  • 196.7 x 133 x 7.89mm
     
  • Price and Availability: S$898 (available in February 2012)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is a tablet-sized device that allows users to make calls. Noteworthy improvements include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 7.0-inch PLS display and streamlined dimensions. The 7.0 Plus is slightly lighter as well. The tablet is equipped with the Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS; as of now, there hasn't been any confirmations so as to whether it will get the Android 4.0 update.

As mentioned earlier, there weren't any sets available onsite at the media event. However, you can read all about it here at our Philippines portal. Otherwise, do refer to our comparison table below for major specs differences between the 7.0 Plus and its predecessor:

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Samsung Galaxy Tab (7.0)
Operating System / User Interface
  • Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb / Samsung TouchWiz UX
  • Google Android 2.2 Froyo / Samsung TouchWiz UI
Processor
  • 1.2GHz dual-core
  • 1GHz
Built-in Memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • 512MB RAM
Display
  • 7.0-inch 1024x600 WSVGA PLS Display
  • 7.0-inch 1024x600 WSVGA TFT Display
Camera
  • 3-megapixel / Autofocus / LED flash / 720p video recording
     
  • 2-megapixel for Video Calling
  • 3-megapixel / Autofocus / LED flash / 720p video recording
     
  • 1.3-megapixel for Video Calling
Storage
  • 16/32GB + microSD expansion (up to 32GB)
  • 16/32GB + microSD expansion (up to 32GB)
Battery
  • 4000mAh
  • 4000mAh
Dimensions
  • 193.65x 122.37 x 9.96mm
  • 190.1 x 120.5 x 12 mm
Weight
  • 345g
  • 380g

 

 

  Key highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

  • Android Honeycomb 3.2v
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 7-inch HD PLS LCD / 1024 x 600 pixels
  • 1GB RAM
  • 3-megapixel rear camera / Autofocus / LED flash + 2-megapixel front facing camera
  • 16 GB (microSD expansion, up to 32GB)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
  • GPRS / HSDPA+
  • 4000mAh battery
  • 345g
  • 193.65 x 122.37 x 9.96mm
  • Price and Availability: S$768 (available from 7th January 2012)