Samsung on Thursday unveiled two new GALAXY-branded devices at the IFA trade show in Germany, the Samsung GALAXY Note smartphone and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7 tablet. The former blurs the line between smartphone and tablet — and usable and comical — featuring a massive 5.3-inch 1280 x 800-pixel Super AMOLED display that will likely make this device unpocketable for most consumers. The phone also curiously employs a stylus for note taking and drawing, though finger input is supported as well. Other specs include a 1.4GHz dual-core chipset, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a gigantic 2,500 mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI layer. Read on for details on Samsung’s new GALAXY Tab 7.7 tablet.
Further extending the GALAXY Tab brand beyond the 10.1 and the new 8.9 is Samsung’s GALAXY Tab 7.7. The just-announced slate sports a 7.7-inch 1280 x 800-pixel Super AMOLED Plus display, the same 1.4GHz dual-core CPU as the GALAXY Note, embedded HSPA+ connectivity, up to 64GB of internal storage, dual cameras, a 5,100 mAh battery and Android 3.2 Honeycomb with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI for tablets. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced for either of these new GALAXY devices, but presuming Samsung is permitted to sell them, the wait shouldn’t be too long. A video highlighting the GALAXY Note and both press releases follow below.