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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Preview

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the latest addition to Samsung’s growing line up of Android tablets and it the first direct successor to the original Galaxy Tab.

Running Android 3.0 Honeycomb and coming with the same TouchWiz UX user interface enhancements that are present on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Tab 7.7 is a more compact affair.

Specification-wise it looks to be on par, if not slightly better than the Tab 10.1. The main camera weighs in at 3-megapixels (autofocus, LED flash) with a front-facing 2-megapixel effort to boot. The Tab 7.7 will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavours, but unlike the Tab 10.1 there’s a microSD slot for memory expansion.

The screen is smaller for sure, but it’s also a Super AMOLED Plus – the same kind of high contrast screen that’s used in the Galaxy S2 smartphone – and it’s got an HD screen resolution of 1280 x 800 crammed into a smaller space. Samsung says that the Tab 7.7’s battery provides a maximum of 10 hours of video playback time, meaning that this could be the ideal product for watching movies on a long train journey.

A 1.4GHz dual-core chip suggests that the Tab 7.7 will run things at a merry old pace and the 8GB of onboard RAM should help when it comes to powering through tasks.

No release date or price has been announced for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 just yet; we’ll keep you posted.

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