Good news for those waiting for the newest Galaxy Tab in India. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet is now selling in India by the name Samsung Galaxy Tab 680. This is the latest Android tablet from Samsung with updated features and with an excellent battery life. All good things come for a price and so does the 680 tab, priced at Rs. 33,500.
The Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 (750) was quite popular and now consumers were early waiting for the latest Samsung Tab. Check out the Galaxy tab 7.7 – 680 features and I am sure you will agree its deserves the price tag. The Tab 7.7 or 680 is just 7.89 mm thick with a weight of 340 grams.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Features
Processor and OS: This tablet comes powered by a dual core 1.4 GHz processor running Android 3.2 OS (Honeycomb), TouchWiz UX user interface with Multitasking & Split view support. Though the OS is relatively older it can be upgraded to the latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS (Android 4.0). This updated should be officially supported by Samsung.
Memory and Storage: This Samsung tablet comes with 1 GB RAM, internal storage of 16 GB along with microSD card support up to 32 GB. Storage will never be an issue on the Galaxy Tab 680.
Display: As the name suggests this tab comes with a 7.7 inches full touchscreen display with Super AMOLED Plus technology with 4 way rotation. The display quality is even better than the AMOLED technology. The screen resolution supported is 1280 by 800 pixels with 197 ppi.
Camera: There is a 3 MP rear facing camera with LED flash / auto focus and a front facing 2 MP camera for video chats / calls and instant SNS sharing with Gmail, Messaging and Picasa. HD(720p) Video recording is supported. The Samsung Galaxy Note camera is much better than this.
Multimedia and Connectivity: Full HD playback is supported and users can play MP3, eAAC+, Xvid, DivX, Mpeg-4, H.264 and H.263 audio and video files. There are many different media player available that users can download from the android market place.
The Samsung Galaxy tab 680 supports 3G (HSPA at amazing 21 Mbps), Wi-Fi, in case of un-availability of 3G, GPRS / EDGE network is used. There is a built in GPS with A-GPS support that works seamlessly with Google Maps, a USB 2.0 port for connecting with your PC, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3.5 mm audio jack.
Battery: The best thing about the Galaxy tab 7.7 is the battery life thanks to the 5100 mAh battery which gives a talktime of an unbelievable 49 hours on 2G and 27 hours on 3G networks. Users can play nonstop music for almost 50 hours and watch videos for almost 10 hours. The Standby time is up to 1200 hours on 3G and 1500 hours on 2G network.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (680) price in India is Rs. 33,500 with one year warranty. If you are not in a hurry you can wait for few weeks and let the price fluctuate. I think the price may come down to Rs. 30,000, probably someone will come up with an offer – just like what happened with the Galaxy Note.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (680) review
This is no doubt the best tablet in the 7.7 family with a dual core processor and a 1 GB RAM that makes it fast, superfast and the 7.89 mm thickness makes it extremely sexy. Specifications are impressive and I think it’s worth the price.
The main highlight is the battery life, what more can you expect.