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The tablet flood continues, the latest from Sammy is the Galaxy Tab 7.7 for Verizon. This little guy hopes to stand out from the crowd with the largest OLED display Samsung has ever put on a tablet: a 7.7 inch, Super AMOLED Plus Display.

The "Plus" on the end of "Super AMOLED Plus" means "not pentile," so you're even getting the full compliment of subpixels. It looks like this:

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Now for the bad news, it's only Android 3.2, and it's got Touchwiz, and lots of crapware. The Samsung Apps recommendation engine, Samsung Media Hub, Samsung Social Hub, Peel Smart Remote, and "an exclusive suite of security features". It also has that funky, 30 pin, PDMI port for charging and other adapters.

It's not a full spec list, but here's what I could get out of the PR:

  • Android 3.2 with Touchwiz
  • 7.7 inch, 1280×800 Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.4 GHz Dual-Core processor
  • 16 GB Storage
  • 3 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 2 MP Front camera
  • 7.9 mm thick
  • Sd Card Slot
  • LTE

Samsung is also promising lots of accessories: a keyboard dock, a multimedia dock, a USB/SD connection kit, an HDMI adapter, and a book cover case.

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If you're a fan of wordiness, here's the full PR.

World’s Thinnest 4G LTE Tablet and First Tablet in the United States to Feature Super AMOLED Plus Display

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network in the coming weeks.  Verizon Wireless leads the way in 4G with the fastest and most reliable 4G network in the United States, covering more than 200 million people in 190 markets.  The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be on display at CES 2012 in Verizon Wireless’ booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259) and in the Samsung booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth #12004).

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 boasts a brilliant Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display, allowing customers to watch movies, view pictures and play games that come to life in high-definition 720p (1280x800) resolution.  The Galaxy Tab 7.7  features a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and HTML 5 Web browser to quickly access the Web, stream music and more at blazing speeds using the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.  The Galaxy Tab 7.7 measures just 7.9 millimeters thin (less than half an inch) and weighs only 340 grams (roughly 12 oz), making this tablet one of the most portable premium and stylish tablets available.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 features Peel Smart Remote that allows customers to find and watch their favorite TV shows and discover new shows based on their preferences through built-in infrared blaster.  Customers can also control their home entertainment system using Peel Smart Remote regardless of manufacturer with the Tab 7.7, all with the tap of a finger.  Additionally, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 will launch as a SAFE certified device.  The SAFE certification signifies that the Tab 7.7 is equipped with an exclusive suite of security features that deliver enterprise-friendly capabilities to help safeguard sensitive data and communications, including Mobile Device Management (MDM), on-device Encryption, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and corporate email, calendar and contacts.

Additional features:

· Samsung TouchWiz - Designed with Live Panels for customizing the home screen with digital pictures, favorite Web sites and social network feeds.  In addition, the TouchWiz UX includes a Mini Apps tray of commonly used features, such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other apps are already in use.  The clipboard feature allows customers to copy and paste texts and images.

· Mobile Hotspot capability – Share your 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices or 3G connection with up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices

· Android 3.2, Honeycomb – Supports Google™ Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps, and access to Google Books™, movie rentals, and more than 400,000 apps on Android Market™

· Samsung Apps – Samsung Apps is a recommendation engine that aggregates over 50,000 apps from the Android Market that are optimized for Honeycomb. Samsung Apps also adds a social element by allowing consumers to share the apps they like with friends on Facebook®.

· Samsung Media Hub – Offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase (TV content can only be purchased)

· Samsung Social Hub – Built around messaging, which allows customers to send and receive information, whether it is email (Exchange, POP3/IMAP), social network updates (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn®)

· 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and full 720p recording and 1080p playback (1080p playback through HDMI dock or adapter)

· Front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chat

· QuickOffice® Pro HD - Get the most powerful office productivity suite for Android Honeycomb tablets with advanced Microsoft® Office editing, SmartTouch technology and Connected File Manager with integrated remote storage access

· Wi-Fi Direct – Customers can connect to their Wi-Fi-enabled portable devices and seamlessly transfer music, videos and other data over an adhoc Wi-Fi connection

· AllShare App – Enables inter-device connectivity through Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), so customers can send multimedia content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops

· Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n)

· 16 GB on board storage (actual formatted capacity is less)

· Support for up to 32 GB  microSD card

Accessories:

· Keyboard Dock – Full-size dock with tablet hotkeys that activate key features of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 including Internet, email and music/video controls; charging and data sync capabilities (cables not included); 3.5mm stereo audio output for connection to external speakers (cable not included)

· Multimedia Dock – Portrait viewing format for desktop display; fitted cradle and weighted base to keep your Galaxy Tab in place; built-in HDMI out port; 3.5mm stereo audio output for connection to external speakers (cable not included) and charging capabilities

· USB/SD Adapter Connection Kit – 30-pin to SD adapter for sharing multimedia files with your Tab via an SD or microSD device.  USB adapter allows customers to connect an array of USB capable devices such as a mouse, keyboard, thumb drive, camera, Samsung printers, and more

· HDTV Adapter – Powered HDMI cable for video and audio streaming from your Tab to a compatible HDTV; support for HD video up to 1080p; simultaneous charging while streaming

· Book Cover Case – Ultra-slim fit with full access to all buttons and ports. Stands the tablet in landscape for optimal media viewing or as a keyboard stand for typing

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • Blahbal

    So they release Tablets with Samoled+, but no phones? Skyrocket HD, Nexus e.g.?

    • Jon Garrett

      Galaxy S II has Super Amoled Plus

  • Patrick Starkey

    There are a few phones with Samoled+

  • Epsilon

    Android 3.2? No USB or HDMI without adaptor.

    I'm getting really turned off by Samsung

    • Eric

      Same here x-x
      Samsung.. please don't copy Apple shit decisions..

  • Joshua

    I thought the Exynos did not work well with LTE? I wonder if this will have radio issues.
    If it doesn't have any issues, then I wonder why they did not use the Exynos in the Galaxy Nexus.

    Edit: Anandtech stated that it will have the Exynos, but did not list a source. I will reserve my statement until Samsung releases a statement on which processor it has.

  • Mike

    I wish Samsung would start producing 10' Super Amoled + screens, 'cause that's the size I really want. Maybe 2013...
    And I'll never buy a carrier branded tablet in a million years, thank you. I'll just root-tether my existing data plan from my phone, Big Red, b/c tethering SHOULD NOT be an extra charge.

  • L boogie

    If this tab has exynos running it and it plays nicely with lte, I'm waiting for galaxy s 3, meanwhile I'm still getting this tab

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