Samsung releases trio of devices


Manufacturer announces the Galaxy Tab 7.7, the Galaxy WiFi 3.6 and the Galaxy Note at the IFA Trade Show in Berlin

Samsung has unveiled its latest tablet device – the Galaxy Tab 7.7, a new hybrid device the Samsung Galaxy Note and a Wi-Fi only device the Samsung Galaxy WiFi 3.6 at the IFA Trade Show in Berlin.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 (pictured right) features what Samsung says is the world’s first ‘Super AMOLED Plus’ display tablet screen which enhances viewing quality, the same screen has been used already on the Samsung Galaxy S II.

The tablet has a 1.4 GHz dual core processor, measures 7.89mm and weighs 335 grams and runs Android 3.2 which has been optimised to fit its 7 inch screen.

Samsung UK and Ireland managing director Simon Stanford said the device aimed to bring more choice to consumers in the tablet market.

“The Galaxy Tab 7.7’s ultra-thin design and enhanced screen technology using Super AMOLED Plus are key differentiators in the tablet marketplace.,” Stanford said.

“We have seen the reaction of our customers to Super AMOLED Plus displays with successful Galaxy S II and by using this in the new Galaxy Tab 7.7 we are aiming to meet the wide variety of consumer needs.”

The Galaxy Note (pictured left) meanwhile is described by Samsung as being a “new category of product”, combining benefits of various mobile devices whilst maintaining smartphone portability.

It has a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED display screen which also has advanced pen-input technology which allows it to be used with Samsung’s ‘S Pen” as well touch screen capabilities.

It has a 1.4Ghz dual core processor and is both HSPA+ and LTE enabled and runs the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform.

According to Stanford the Galaxy Note’s large screen size and pen input technology makes it an ideal device for working professionals looking to create, edit and share documents.

“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, along with rich expressions across the Galaxy Note experience, enabling the introduction of new smartphone experiences,” Stanford said.

The Galaxy S WiFi meanwhile is targeted at a consumer looking for entertainment only capabilities, much the same as the Apple Ipod Touch.

It has a 1GHz OMAP processor, runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and supports a variety of video and audio formats and access to the Android Market.