While upcoming Apple products such as the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 have been headlining the tech news lately, other electronic hardware manufacturers are also gearing up in order to make their brand more competitive this coming holiday. One brand in particular that has been getting quite a handful of media coverage lately is Samsung. About two days ago, we have reported to you that Samsung is finally launching the Galaxy S II smartphone in the U.S. And now, at the IFA trade show in Berlin, the South-Korea based company announced two new products, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note.
Here's a quick overview of both products that fans of Samsung should check out.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
First we're going to talk about the newest addition to Samsung's tablet computer product line, the Galaxy Tab 7.7. As its name implies, this is a 7.7 inch tablet which is graced with Samsung's Super AMOLED WXGA display for superior visuals. As with other Samsung Tablets, the device runs on Android, to be specific the latest Android 3.2 “Honeycomb” for tablets. Under the hood, it runs under the dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos chip, 1 GB of memory and available in 16/32/64 GB of internal storage (which can be expanded using the microSD slot up to 32GB).
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a 3 megapixel camera with LED flash and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. As for the connectivity front, this tablet supports the usual such as WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and HSPA+. And all of that is packed into a 335g tablet that comes with a 5,100mAh battery which is capable of video playback for 10 hours.
No official announcement with regards to pricing and availability of Galaxy Tab 7.7 yet, but it is expected to be released later this year. For a closer look, check out this video:
Samsung Galaxy Note
Aside from the Galaxy Tab 7.7, another new product was announced by Samsung in the IFA which is called Galaxy Note. The Note is best described as a device that falls somewhere in between of a smartphone and a tablet. So if you are someone who's craving for a smartphone that doubles as a tablet, then the Galaxy Note should be for you. So now let's dive right in into this device's specifications.
The Galaxy Note boasts a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen that can support up to 1280 x 800 resolution and a pixel density of 285ppi. Codenamed GT-i9220, this interesting new gadget from the South-Korean company comes with a dual-core 1.4GHz processor (similar to the Galaxy Tab 7.7), 1GB of RAM and 16/32 GB worth of storage. It features an 8 megapixel back camera with an additional 2 megapixel camera at the front for video calls.
What makes the Galaxy Note quite tablet-like is the inclusion of a stylus called S Pen which can be used in taking notes which utilizes native apps such as Planner, Calendar and To Do List. And similar to old school PDAs, there is even a slot in between the 9.65mm-thick case of the device where the S Pen slides right in.
Again, no word yet from Samsung regarding the Note's pricing and release date. But here's an official video of the Galaxy Note for your viewing pleasure:Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback