Verizon didn’t just announce new smartphones today, it also introduced a new 4G LTE tablet in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 which will be headed to the network in the coming days. Sorry folks, no official release date yet. However, in the meantime, we were able to go hands-on with one today at CES 2012 and we came away fairly impressed with what we found.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 comes along shortly after Samsung launched another tablet in the 7-inch range in the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus for T-Mobile.
And from the few minutes that we were able to spend with it, we’d already have an extremely difficult time recommending the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus over it.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 offers a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED display that checks in with 1280 x 720p HD resolution. And it’s as good as advertised. The colors were vibrant and rich and content looked fantastic up close. Needless to say, it’s a vast improvement over the Galaxy 7.0 Plus’ TFT LCD panel.
It’s also a 4G LTE device as opposed to the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus’ HSPA+ capabilities and it also carries a faster dual-core processor which sits at 1.4GHz which was able to handle Android with ease.
Verizon’s Galaxy Tab is also extremely thin and possesses a form factor that sits at a mere 7.9mm making it extremely easy to grasp, even with one hand.
The only real problem we had with it is that it runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb out of the box and not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Though Samsung did tell us that it is Android 4,0 upgradable and that that software will roll out at some point in the future.
Stay tuned for a full review of Verizon’s Galaxy Tab 7.7.