Brad previously mentioned that Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy Tab 7.7 as a scaled-down addition to its Android tablet line-up some time soon, so it’s no surprise to see that the veil of secrecy has been briefly lifted this morning. A handful of blurry and not-too-revealing photos have been posted by

The pictures do, however, reveal one surprising fact. If this is genuinely the Galaxy Tab 7.7, Samsung has chosen to include capacitive hardware buttons at the portrait-bottom edge of the frame. That’s curious since most Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets have done away with those buttons, leaning instead on the OS’s built-in “taskbar.”

Does this mean the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is going to ship with Android 2.3.X Gingerbread? We’ll have to wait and see. But with the big reveal rumored for IFA 2011, we won’t have to wait all that long anyway. In addition to clarifying what OS is under the hood, we’ll also find out whether the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is sporting a 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz processor (which isn’t yet known, either).

via Blogeee


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Lee Mathews

Computer tech, blogger, husband, father, and avid MSI U100 user.

One reply on “Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 spotted in first blurry photos”

  1. It would be awesome if they did leave the physical buttons because I miss the back button being right by my right hand instead of reaching across all the way to the left to get the honeycomb back button.

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