Samsung Announces Two Unprecedented Devices: the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note

Posted on Sep 1 2011 - 1:49pm by Brian

Samsung just dropped two huge (figuratively and literally) devices over at IFA Berlin; the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note:

Note: not to scale

There have been plenty of rumors about some type of Samsung device (originally thought to be the Nexus Prime) with a whopping 5.3-inch Super AMOLED Display with an amazing full HD 1280×800 resolution. Touting itself as the largest device of its kind with smartphone portability, the Galaxy Note also features the “S Pen” which is an advanced pen-input technology designed to take full advantage of the Galaxy Note’s expansive touch screen.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a groundbreaking device in and of itself as well. Headlined as “The World’s First Mobile Tablet Feauring a Super AMOLED Plus Display,” the device will be astonishingly thin at a mere 7.89mm, and feature a powerful 1.4GHz dual core processor. For any of you that complained about the Galaxy Tab 10.1’s plastic backing, you will be pleased to learn that the Tab 7.7’s back plate will be made of metal .

Although there is no word on availability yet, it will be interesting to see when these devices are released, especially with the Galaxy S II still awaiting its U.S. arrival, and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Nexus Prime still in the works.

Press Release:

Samsung writes the next chapter of the mobile industry with the Samsung GALAXY Note


GALAXY Note combines the market’s largest HD Super AMOLED display, supreme portability and advanced S Pen interface, creating a new type of smartphone


BERLIN, Germany – September 1, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of the GALAXY Note.


The GALAXY Note is a new category of product, developed through Samsung’s deep consumer understanding and insight. It combines core on-the-go benefits of various mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability, to create a whole new user experience.


The GALAXY Note has a 5.3” display which is the largest screen size with smartphone portability. It features the world’s first and the largest 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display, an expansive high-resolution screen that provides an immersive viewing experience. Taking full advantage of the large display, users will be able to do more tasks to create and consume more, with minimum scrolling and screen transitions, while on the go. An advanced pen-input technology, called the S Pen, is combined with the GALAXY Note’s full touch screen to introduce a new type of user-experience. Through this, consumers are able to freely capture and create ideas while on the go.


“The GALAXY Note is a device borne of our insight and innovation. We examined the fundamental elements of mobile culture, entertainment and communication in order to bring together the best experiences in a single, elegant device,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “The huge, 5.3” HD Super AMOLED screen is the largest, highest quality display available in any phone; the touch screen and S Pen combine to produce a uniquely accurate level of control and finesse, along with rich expressions across the GALAXY Note experience, enabling the introduction of new smartphone experiences.”


“The artistic freedom of a paper notebook is coupled with the benefits of Samsung’s smartphone technology and services, allowing users to create, edit and share with more style than ever before,” Shin added.





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.” 

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