On Monday, Samsung and Verizon announced that a 7.7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab tablet is heading to Big Red's wireless network with support for 4G LTE. The tablet is due to arrive within the next few weeks, but will make its public debut this week in Las Vegas during CES 2012. The price? That's unknown for the moment, but could be a little scary considering what's packed inside the tablet's 7.9-mm thick form factor.
Weighing in at only 12 oz, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will feature a brilliant Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display, a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution, a 1.4 GHz dual-core SoC, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera (with LED flash and full 720p recording and 1080p playback), a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chatting, Wi-Fi Direct support, 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, 16 GB of on-board storage, and a microSD card slot to expand up to an additional 32 GB of storage.
"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," Verizon said on Monday. "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."
Other features will include A-GPS, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, Bluetooth 3.0, mobile hotspot capability (up to 10 connections via 4G LTE, up to 5 connections via 3G), Android 3.2 "Honeycomb," software such as QuickOffice Pro HD, Samsung TouchWiz and Samsung Social Hub, Samsung Apps, SAFE certification, and support for DLNA content sharing (meaning there's no HDMI output). Verizon will also sell additional accessories like a keyboard dock, a multimedia dock, an HDTV adapter and a few others kits.
Stay tuned for actual pricing and availability. A full list of specs is located on Samsung's website here.