Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Android Tablet Computer Price in the Philippines, Features and Specs: When the original iPad was released by Apple in the first part of 2010, the tablet computer market broke open. Since then, every other manufacturer seemed to jump the tablet bandwagon and began releasing their respective versions of the tablet device. Because of this, we see an inundation of tablets happening to the market leaving the consumers as the clear winners here with several options to choose from.
When Korean electronics giant Samsung followed suit on what was started by Apple and released the original Samsung Galaxy Tab, it was said that the iPad juggernaut suddenly had a tablet that would offer it more than token competition. There’s a rub though – the original Galaxy Tab was only running Android 2.2 Froyo, an iteration of the Google operating system that is designed for smartphones and with this fact, the iPad laughed its way continuously to the top.
Samsung was not to be deterred though. The Korean company is now back with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 which was recently announced at IFA 2011 in Berlin. Said to be packing a more mature version of the Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 also packs more under its hood in addition to having that sheer good looks.
What then can we expect from this new offering from the Korean giant? Has the iPad finally met its match? What kind of specs sheet does this slate bring to the table? Read on to get the full details about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Design and construction
With today’s tablet market becoming increasingly more crowded, it’s not good enough to be just as good as the competition. Something’s got to give and you got to stand out. And the Galaxy Tab 7.7 did stand out. Measuring 196.7 x 133 x 7.9 mm, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 packs a slim and sexy profile that would seriously give the iPad 2 a run for its sexiness money. Samsung even went so far in claiming that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the thinnest tablet around.
In addition to that, at its scant weight of a mere 335 grams, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a joy to hold even for extended periods of time. The sides of the slate boast of curved edges that provide an ergonomic grip while the back panel of the tablet has been done in a brushed aluminum finish that ups the elegance factor of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 several notches higher.
Under the hood
This is something that Samsung did not skimp on. The guts of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 screams of pure power. The tablet packs an Exynos chip with an SoC configuration where the slate’s dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz sits right next to the device’s dedicated Mali 400MPGPU.
The Cortex-A9 processor of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 works in tandem with 1GB of RAM so a snappy performance in this tablet is already a foregone conclusion. In terms of storage space, the device will be released in three versions – 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB. The onboard storage of the device can further be supplemented by making use of the tablet’s dedicated media card slot where high capacity microSD cards are supported.
In terms of its display, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 boasts of a SuperAMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen panel with a diagonal of 7.7 inches as its name suggests. It has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and at its screen size boasts of a pixel density of 196ppi.
As expected, the display of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 supports multi-touch input and has the usual array of sensors integrated onto it such as the device’s proximity sensor, three-axis gyrosensor and accelerometer which further extend the functionality of the device.
If there is something found lacking in the Galaxy Tab 7.7, it would have to be its camera department. Its primary shooter mounted at the back panel is a mere 3.15-megapixel camera that comes with LED flash and autofocus. It features geotagging and when video mode is toggled, the shooter can record 720p clips at 30fps.
The front-facing camera on the other hand is a nondescript 2-megapixel shooter that a user can take advantage of during video calls or barring that, in taking self-portraits.
The bottom line
Though Samsung has given no confirmation yet as to when the Galaxy Tab 7.7 will become available and at what pricing point, a lot of people are still eagerly awaiting this new tablet from Samsung; and for good reason.
Its classic good looks combined with the impressive specs sheet breathing life onto the device almost make it well worth the amount of money that one has to fork over just to bring this baby home. Not only that, this baby packs a 5100 mAh Lithium-Polymer power pack so battery life of the tablet is expected to be above average.
Not to mention the fact that this slate is already packing Android 3.2 Honeycomb for its operating system and you clearly got a winner with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Now, Apple better make sure that its iPad 3i s up to the task of taking on this beast.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Android Tablet Computer Price in the Philippines: TBA (To Be Announced)
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