The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, which was revealed on Monday at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is being billed as the thinnest and lightest tablet ever released by the company.

The new Galaxy Tab is the first of its kind to sport a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display at a 1280x800 pixel resolution. Samsung's new tablet is an Android 3.1 Honeycomb-powered device that can also act as a smart TV remote control.

However, before the Tab 7.7 actually hits the market (on Verizon's network), let's explore its features:

Dimensions: The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is remarkably slim and has dimensions of 196.7 x 133 x 7.89mm. In addition, it weighs only 340 grams.

Display: The device sports a 7.7-inch 1280x800 pixel Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touch screen at 196 ppi pixel density.

Processor: The new Galaxy Tab 7.7 is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and an Exynos chipset.

Operating System: The new Samsung Galaxy Tab will run on the Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS. However, it is expected to receive an update to the latest Android version - 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - later this year.


Samsung Reveals Galaxy Tab 7.7 at CES. Photo: Reuters

Memory: The Samsung device comes with 16/32/64GB memory configurations and has a microSD card slot that allows memory to be expanded to 32GB.

Connectivity: The Tab 7.7 supports HSPA+ 21mbps networks and supports LTE too. The Galaxy Tab also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth A2DP and microUSB 2.0 versions.

Camera: The Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a 3.15 megapixel LED flash-enabled rear-facing camera with 720p video capture capability. It also sports a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling. The camera also includes features like Geo-tagging, face and smile detection.

Input Features: Like all other Galaxy tablets and smartphones, the new tab also comes with Samsung's TouchWiz User Interface.

Battery: According to Samsung, the Tab 7.7 will have a 5100 mAh battery that provides up to 10 hours of video playback.

Other Features: The tab will be available in metallic gray and white, as of now. In addition, it will boast features like SNS integration, TV-out, MP4/Xvid/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player, Organizer, Image/video editor, Document editor/viewer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration and Voice memo.

Finally, the Galaxy Tab will carry the SAFE certification - which will help the company get enterprise users - and features such as Mobile Device Management, on-device encryption and virtual private network support, according to Samsung's announcement at CES.

The device will currently be released only as a Verizon 4G LTE model and, if rumors are true, could cost anything between $400 and $500.