The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE is a tablet with a 7 inch display and 4G LTE mobile broadband support. You probably figured that out from the name.
But what the name doesn’t tell you is that the tablet also features a pretty stellar 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED Plus display, and a 10 hour battery, measures 0.31 inches thick and weighs about 0.74 pounds.
The official Samsung Tomorrow blog has an article showing how the company fits everything into a relatively small package.
Normally we have to rely on third parties for this sort of teardown. The folks at iFixit are pretty famous for ripping apart gadgets, and the FCC website is choc full of photos of naked devices.
But this time around Samsung has posted pictures showing the case, mainboard, cameras, sensors, antennas, battery, and other components.
One nifty thing I learned is that the tiny main board actually has more than 1,000 parts. I’m constantly amazed at how small the system boards for modern phones and tablets are — but they the reason for their diminutive size is that equipment makers have gotten much better at shrinking the important components, not because they’re leaving things out.
The tablet has a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, an LTE/HSPA+ modem chip, 16GB to 32GB of storage, a gyroscopic sensor and a light-sensor. It’s powered by a 5100mAh battery and includes stereo speakers, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS capabilities.
You can find more of the teardown photos at the Samsung Tomorrow website.