Samsung's Galaxy Family Rounds Out With 7.7", 5.3" Android Slabs
September 1, 2011 10:06 AM
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (left) and Galaxy Note (right)
Whatever size device you want, it appears Samsung has you covered with its dizzying selection of Galaxy slabs
Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? The answers do not come easy.
Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd.'s (
) latest multi-touch device sporting Google, Inc.'s
) ubiquitous Android operating system (version 2.3 "Gingerbread") will certainly make one big bulge in your pocket.
The device -- dubbed the "Samsung Galaxy Note" -- is the first Android phone (if we can call it that...) that beats the iPhone 4 in resolution, sporting a gorgeous 5.3-inch 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED display. It also packs a super-speedy 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos dual-core processor, a proprietary ARM chip design.
The phone is a hair thicker than the iPhone 4 or Samsung Galaxy S II, measuring in at 9.65 mm (0.38 in.), but it only weighs 178 grams (6.3 ounces). While the textured back plastic may detract from the visual appeal, it adds utility, allowing a better grip on the smartphone behemoth.
Battery life should be decent thanks to a beefy 2,500 mAh battery. The phone also features an HSPA+ modem (making it a likely target for
Deutsche Telekom AG's (
) T-Mobile USA's networks) and dual cameras in the front and rear (front-facing camera: 2 MP; rear camera: 8 MP).
The device also revives the old stylus, which it dubs the "S Pen". The company revealed several stylus-centric apps, including "Virtual Whiteboard" and "S Memo". Samsung is even offering up an S Pen SDK for ambitious third party developers.
Along with the Galaxy Note, comes a new Galaxy Tab, the Galaxy Tab 7.7. The tablet features a 7.7-inch 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED screen and 5,100 mAh battery (1,100 more mAh than the
original 7-inch Galaxy Tab
The tablet packs the same 1.4 GHz dual-core processor as the Galaxy Note, 16-64 GB of NAND flash storage, a microSD memory expansion slot (the
Galaxy Tab 10.1
lacks this!), 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, an HSPA+ cellular modem, GPS, and twin cameras (front face: 2 MP; rear: 3 MP).
two launches in the last week
at the IFA 2012 in Berlin, it's clear that Samsung is focused on rounding out its cellular offerings. Here's a quick visual recap of the lineup, with the new additions:
It's important to note that the launch dates for these new devices have not been announced yet.
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RE: 7" space
9/1/2011 7:59:47 PM
It's being forgotten for a reason. It's too small for a useful tablet and too big to be used as a phone. If it can't fit in your pocket what is the point of making the screen smaller than 9-10 inches?
RE: 7" space
9/1/2011 10:50:15 PM
Nailed it, and these are all doomed to fail. An Android based tablet won't gain traction until Amazon releases their own.
RE: 7" space
9/2/2011 7:29:10 AM
"fail" like itards claimed every android phone "failed" maybe, because they didn't each individually outsell iPhone, failing to realize that's irrelevant and near impossible.
Then one day the fanboys look up and android has twice iPhone's market share.
Same thing is repeating in tablets, we're just earlier in the curve. But I agree, the Amazon tablet will be a very big push down that curve.
RE: 7" space
9/1/2011 10:57:22 PM
It may be too big for a phone, but it's not too small to be a tablet.
It could be too small for you to use as a tablet, but I want a nice 7" tablet, something that fits in my pocket but is much more useful than a phone... and yes, they fit in a pocket.
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