Live off the floor at IFA in Berlin, Germany, Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the new Galaxy Note 5.3-inch All-in-one smartphone/tablet hybrid.

The LTE HSPA+ enabled Galaxy Note is truly impressive and possibly the first of its kind. Sporting a 1280×800 285PPI SuperAMOLED display, 1.4 GHZ dual core processor, and running Gingerbread,the Galaxy Note is unlike anything else out there.  Imagine the same amount of pixels as a 10-inch tablet, yet only slightly bigger than a smartphone.  Imagine a retina display, but three times bigger.

We suspected we might see a Galaxy Tab 7.7 variant at IFA after leaked images were spotted, and Samsung has confirmed those suspicions today by officially announcing the device, which also sports a 1280×800 285PPI SuperAMOLED display, and 5100 mAmp battery.  This device is over an ounce lighter than the previous Galaxy Tab 7 and is an incredibly only 7 and a half mm thin.

Both devices are of course packing Samsung built processors and support 720p video natively.

Wow.

Press release follows:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, World’s First Mobile Tablet Featuring

Super AMOLED Plus Display Unveiled at IFA 2011

Pioneer of the 7-inch mobile tablet introduces next generation Galaxy Tab, delivering the ultimate in viewing quality and portability
BERLIN – Sept. 1, 2011 –Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading provider and innovator of award-winning consumer electronics, today announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, the world’s first tablet to feature the brilliant Super AMOLED Plus display. The powerful Galaxy Tab 7.7  with a 1.4GHz dual core processor measures just 7.89 millimeters thin and weighs only 335 grams (12 ounces), making this tablet one of the most portable devices in the market.

“The new Galaxy Tab 7.7 demonstrates Samsung’s commitment to offering consumers the most choice in the mobile tablet market,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “The Galaxy Tab 7.7’s ultra-thin design and WXGA Super AMOLED Plus display are impressive differentiators in the tablet marketplace and pillars of our ultimate goal of meeting a wide variety of consumer needs.”

Brilliant Super AMOLED Plus display

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the first tablet that incorporates Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus display technology, delivering brilliant, high-contrast colors and a beautiful, crisp viewing experience. The Super AMOLED Plus display allows for a wider range of colors with greater separation between lights and darks, making images incredibly vivid.

Sleek Design with Ultimate Portability

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 provides ultimate portability and viewing quality within the Galaxy Tab portfolio, featuring a brighter display combined with a thinner and lighter design that easily fits in your jacket pocket or purse. The elegant, linear design features a stylish metal casing and rounded edges for a sleek look that’s comfortable to hold while you’re sitting or walking.

Impressive Speed, Power & Battery Life

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 features HSPA+ 21 Mbps network for faster uploads and downloads. It also supports Wi-Fi Channel Bonding, bonding two channels into one for improved network connection and data transfer at up to twice the speed. The device is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual core application processor for fast web-loading, seamless multitasking and superior multimedia performance. Thanks to a 5,100 mAh battery providing up to 10 hours of video playback time[1], the Galaxy Tab 7.7 does not sacrifice battery life for its ultra-thin design.

Latest 3.2 Honeycomb OS with “Samsung TouchWiz UX”

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is powered by Android™ 3.2 Honeycomb, Android 3.2 has been optimized for a 7-inch tablet with a new compatibility zoom mode. This optimizes applications that are not designed to run on larger screen sizes, so they fit on the entire screen without distortion. In addition, the tablet supports MicroSD cards of up to 32 GB for direct media files transfer.

Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu for customizing the home screen of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 with digital pictures, favorite Web sites and social network feeds.

In addition, the TouchWiz UX includes a “Mini Apps” tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other major applications are already in use. The clipboard feature allows users to copy and paste texts and images.

Powerful Multimedia

Galaxy Tab 7.7 lets you enjoy video clips without limitation, featuring 1080p full HD playback, DivX included multi codec and Micro SD. The device also includes Universal Remote Control functionality, allowing control of the entire home entertainment system – TV, Set top box, DVD, Blu-ray player, AV audio system – from one device.

Samsung Hub Services [AVAILABILITY DEPENDS ON MARKET]

 Samsung’s Hub Services offers easy access to content including games, eBooks, music and more.   The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the first mobile tablet to include a pre-loaded Game Hub, complete with easy social games, all delivered with lightning fast graphics. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 also features access to Samsung’s Music Hub service, which offers 15 million songs for preview, download and play.  The Readers Hub service features a robust library filled with more than 2.3 million books, 2,000 newspapers and 3,000 magazines in up to 49 languages, and Samsung’s Social Hub service aggregates email, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.

Voice and Video Support for Better Communication

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 offers both voice and video calls for better communication. There is no need to bring a headset and BT for voice calls. In addition, it is possible to call privately in public places with Receiver Mode.

Google™ Mobile Services

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is preloaded with the full suite of Google Mobile Services including access to more than 250,000 applications on Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Search™, Google Maps™ 5.7 with 3D maps, and Google Talk™ with video and voice chat.

Specifications

Display 7.7” [2] 1280×800 (WXGA)  Super AMOLED Plus
Processor 1.4GHz Dual Core application processor
Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
Memory 8Gb LPDDR2 (RAM),16/32/64GB movi NAND + microSD (up to 32GB)
Camera / Flash 3MP AF LED (Main) + 2MP FF (Front)
Wireless Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz & 5GHz), 802.11n WiFi Ch. Bonding, WiFi Direct,BT v3.0, USB 2.0 Host
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Video MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX, Xvid  (1080p FullHD video @ 30fps)
GPS A-GPS
Dimension, Weight 196.7x 133 x 7.89mm,  335g
Battery capacity 5,100 mAh
OS Android  Honeycomb 3.2v
Messaging & SNS Social Hub (Integrated phonebook with SNS, IM, E-mail)
LBS Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navi.)
Enterprise Solutions EAS IT Policy, MDM (Sybase Afaria), VPN (Cisco/F5), ODE (On device encryption), Cisco WebEx
Other Services & Applications Android Market/ Samsung AppsReaders/Music/Game/Social Hub (Availability differs by region)

Universal Remote Control

PC Applications Samsung Kies, Kies Air

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. 

[1] Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, and frequency of data and other application usage patterns.

[2] 7.67” in actual measurement

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