By Stephen Schenck | January 23, 2012 8:26 PM
Early this morning, we showed you some of the Android tablets going up for display at this year’s CES. There were some pretty remarkable models among the selection, including some new quad-core devices. Samsung and Verizon have just announced their latest tablet offering, the extra-thin Galaxy Tab 7.7.
While the “7.7″ figure is supposed to refer to the size in inches of the tablet’s 1280 x 800 display, it very nearly doubles as claim to the tablet’s thinness; in reality, the device is just a smidge too thick, at 7.9 millimeters. While that misses the mark on the coincidence, it’s still a solidly impressive measurement.
Beyond its slim build, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is noteworthy for its Super AMOLED+ display, a rarity on tablets. The hardware is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, features 16GB of internal flash storage, and includes a three-megapixel main camera with a two-megapixel front-facer. 4G’s the name of the game in 2012, so of course the Galaxy Tab 7.7 includes an LTE-compatible radio.
All together, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 weighs-in at under three-quarters of a pound. According to Verizon, sales will begin “in the coming weeks”.