Samsung announces new Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note Smartphone
Goodness, Samsung seems to be carpet bombing the smartphone and tablet right now – they will now have smartphones and tablets of all shapes and sizes. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is already pretty great (read Albert’s review here), but there are always people who preferred the original Galaxy Tab’s 7 inch size – it is roughly the size of a notebook, whereas the 10 inch might be too big for some people’s tastes.
The biggest complaint of the original Galaxy Tab was that its operating system was not necessarily made for tablet implementation, something which bothered us as well. “Half-baked” was an apt term. Now that great size can be combined with the power of the Honeycomb tablet. Samsung also threw in a 1.4Ghz dual core processor, and a massive 5,100mAh battery, giving up to ten hours use. Running Android 3.2 it is also running the latest TouchWiz skin, which we are still on the fence about. Guess we have to try it out.
The device we are more excited about is the Galaxy Note phone, which will have a massive 5.3 inch AMOLED screen but more significantly a capacitative stylus. Obviously this will make it a very big phone to use, but if you have big hands it might be less of an issue, because it is still a very thin phone so it should be comfortable in your pocket. This is the closest someone has come to combining a tablet and smartphone in one device. That new screen packs a 1280 x 800 resolution – just to put that in perspective, that is still the resolution a Macbook Pro 13 inch screen ships with…
I highly recommend you check out the video:
If it is in any way close to as good as the Galaxy S2, Samsung might have a (slightly niche) winner on its hands.
What is next Samsung? A 12 inch tablet?