(credit: Samsung) Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (US$tba) / Galaxy Note (from €549) | www.samsung.com
Samsung came wondering into the IFA in Berlin with a pair of announcements: the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the oddly-sized Galaxy Note. honestly, it took me awhile to reconcile with the fact that the latter is in fact a smartphone. first off is the Galaxy Tab 7.7 that has a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and features a super AMOLED display, HSPA+21 4G connectivity, a SD card slot, 1080p video playback and will be available in 8, 16, 32 or 64-GB model. the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is powered by Android 3.2 aka Honeycomb OS. so just exactly how pocketable is the Tab 7.7? it measures just 196 x 133 x 7.89-mm and weighs a mere 335 grams. no price and availability has been announced, though.
on the similar note, there is also the Samsung Galaxy Note, an oversized 5.3-inch smartphone. it’s kind of like too big for a phone but yet, a little too small for comfort as a tablet. on the other hand, after been with iPhone for years, i am starting to yearn for larger screen and with that in mind, i am starting to disregard physical size. another highlight of this mini-tab cross smartphone is the inclusion of a ‘S Pen’ – a stylus that intended for note taking and doodling. the Note is equipped with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor with 1-GB of RAM and features a 8.0-megapixels rear-facing camera armed with LED flash, a 2.0-megapixels front-facing camera, 16 or 32-GB of storage capacity, a super AMOLED display that’s packed with 1280 x 800 resolution (just imagine the pixel density there!) and it will be HSPA+ and LTE-capable.
the Galaxy Note is reportedly to cost around €549 (about US$770) without contract and €199 (about US$280) with contract in the European market. check out a gallery of this duo after the break.