IFA hasn’t even started yet (starts tomorrow) and the gadgets are already flying - Samsung just dropped the mother lode, including the first SuperAMOLED Plus tablet and the phone/tablet hybrid that is the Galaxy Note.
The Samsung P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 packs a 7.7" SuperAMOLED Plus screen with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, which gives it the highest pixel density we've seen on a tablet yet (196ppi). For comparison, the iPad has 132ppi, the XOOM has 149ppi and the original Galaxy Tab has 169ppi.
The Tab 7.7 is powered by an overclocked version of the Exynos chipset found in the Galaxy S II - a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM and Mali-400MP GPU. This chipset has been blazing through our benchmarks - we can't wait to see how it performs against its bigger Tab 10.1 and Tab 8.9 siblings.
We're working on a hands-on for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 but for now here are some more mouth-watering specs - it's only 7.8mm thick making it the thinnest tablet yet and has very little bezel around the screen (since the capacitive keys have been removed).
The list goes on: a 3MP autofocus camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, a 2MP fixed-focus front camera, 16GB storage and an IrDa port (yes, you read that right). You also get telephony and 3G HSPA+ connectivity.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb with the tablet version of the TouchWiz UI. It will come in a variety of versions when it comes to internal storage - 16/32/64GB and you have a microSD card slot too.
Stand by for our hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for more details.
Here are some live shots of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, fresh from the camera:
The Samsung Galaxy Note also debuts at IFA but it can't make up its mind - is it a tablet or a phone? Both - it has a 5.3" screen but also full telephony features. And we've seen people use a 5" Dell Streak as a phone, so it's really up to you if you use the Note as a phone or as a tablet.
The Galaxy Note has a 5.3" WXGA (1280x800) screen (285ppi) and comes with a stylus, the S Pen that works with dedicated apps (S Planner, S Memo, etc.). It runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (and not Honeycomb as you might have expected) on the same beefed up Exynos chipset as the Tab 7.7 (dual-core 1.4GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, Mali-400MP GPU). However, its camera is much better at 8MP with 1080p video recording.
The Galaxy Note measures 9.65mm of thickness and 178 grams of weight. It's battery is 2,500mAh.
There will be a selection of accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note - a pen holder for the S Pen stylus, a dock and even a car holder.
We're waiting to see pricing and release date info.
When will the ICS update be available?
I'm still waiting for the TAB 7.7 with the Super AMOLED Plus screen !!! :)
waiting for 7.7 is very difficulty! Anybody know when is 7.7 going to release?