The Galaxy Tab 7.7 4G LTE was officially announced earlier today for Verizon, and we got to go hands-on with it briefly tonight. We covered the specs earlier today, so we’ll just stick to first impressions here.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 looks and feels amazingly thin. At 7.9mm and just 12 ounces, that shouldn’t really come as a great surprise. That thinness makes it easy to hold one-handed, despite the bump up in screen size from the original Tab. I could certainly see someone using the Tab 7.7 as a supercharged e-reader, although that would be a bit of a waste of that beautiful 1280×800 Super AMOLED Plus display.
I found the Tab 7.7 to be extremely responsive while I was moving around the OS and testing the performance of a few of my favorite apps. It shouldn’t have any difficulties running anything you might want to throw at it.
You can watch the video below for a quick spin around the Galaxy Tab 7.7 hardware. I was unsure of the camera specs while shooting the video, but the rear facing camera is 3MP and the front-facing camera is 2MP, which is perfectly serviceable for tablet needs.
I was thrilled to finally get a chance to play with the Tab 7.7, and it didn’t disappoint. But regardless of the device’s own merits, Samsung and Verizon are going to have their work cut out for them with the quad-core ASUSs MeMo coming soon for just $250.