Today is the official launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 in the Philippines! We're getting it a bit ahead of some of our neighbors in the Asia Pacific region so make sure you check it out.
In terms of size, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 lies comfortably between Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. When it comes to pricing, however, it's right up there with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the TP-Favorite smartphone-tablet hybrid, Samsung Galaxy Note. So yes, Tab 7.7 is a totally high-end device.
With official SRP of Php 32,990 for the 32GB version, P6800 is clearly one the more (if not the most) expensive sub 8-inch Android tablet in the market today. What's the reason for such a high price tag, you ask? Well, I think it's because of three things:
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the first tablet from Samsung to have a SuperAMOLED Plus display similar to what you can find on Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone. Suffice it to say, viewing the screen will make you go 'Wow!'
2. All variants come with 3G connectivity support and GSM phone functionality. Yep, you can use the tablet to send SMS and make calls.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 flaunts a gorgeous brushed 'real metal' back case, giving it a premium look compared to less expensive tablets wrapped in plastic.
Let's talk specs: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb with its 1.4 GHz Exynos Chipset Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 CPU. The tablet features a 3.15 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash at the back which also shoots HD 720p videos; in front, you'll find a 2 MegaPixel shooter. You get the usual ports including one for microUSB and a 3.5mm audio jack. As for connectivity P6800 supports Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G.
Our friends at Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation will be launching Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 via a whole day event in Eastwood, which will be capped off by a concert. They also told TP that big discounts and freebies will be given away to those who will purchase their tablets during the program. Check out the invite they sent us earlier this week;
To wrap up this entry in true TP fashion, I present the full technical specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7:
|Name||Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Tablet with GSM Phone Functionality|
|Dimensions/Weight||196.7 x 133 x 7.9 mm, 340 grams|
|Operating System||Android 3.2 HoneyComb (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Display||7.7 inches (~196 ppi pixel density), 800 x 1280 pixels, Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual Core CPU Mali-400MP GPU Exynos Chipset|
|RAM/ROM||1 GB RAM|
|Camera||3.15 MegaPixels, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 2 MegaPixels front camera|
|Video Capture||HD 720p 30 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263/MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player|
|Ports||microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 |
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, with GSM phone functions
|Internal Storage||16/32/64 GB Versions|
|Sensors||Proximity, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer|
|Battery and Uptime||Li-Po 5100 mAh, Standby of up to 1200 hours|
|Value-Added Features||TouchWiz UX UI, SNS Integration, Google Services Suite, Metal Case, SuperAMOLED Plus display|
|Announcement||In the Philippines: February 2012|
|Price||Official SRP: Php 32,990 for the 32 GB Version|