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Samsung has launched Galaxy Tab 680 in India

Samsung has quietly introduced its Galaxy tab 7.7 GT-P6800 in India as Galaxy Tab 680 for Rs 34,900. India based online retailer Flipkart has listed the Galaxy Tab 680 (WiFi+3G) for Rs 33,571.

gadgets Updated: Feb 14, 2012 15:38 IST

Samsung has quietly introduced its Galaxy tab 7.7 GT-P6800 in India as Galaxy Tab 680 for Rs 34,900. India based online retailer Flipkart has listed the Galaxy Tab 680 (WiFi+3G) for Rs 33,571. It is the fourth tablet of Samsung to be launched in India with Google's Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system.



It seems Samsung is intent on releasing a tablet with every screen size imaginable. It has already produced 10.1in, 8.9in and 7in sized tablets, along with the 5.3in, part smartphone, part tablet Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 adds a fifth screen size to the mix, attempting to strike a balance between portability and functionality.



Although 7.7-inch may initially seem like an odd screen size, the ultra slim and light form factor of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 makes it feel logical. The tablet is just 7.9mm thick and weighs only 335g, making it one of the thinnest and lightest devices in its class. As a comparison to other smaller tablets on the market, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is both thinner and lighter than the BlackBerry PlayBook, the Acer Iconia A200, and the Toshiba Tablet AT1S0.



The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is instantly recognisable thanks to an attractive brushed metal finish on the back and a thin, silver bezel around the edges. Every aspect of the Galaxy Tab 7.7's design screams quality — from the well positioned power and volume keys that provide great tactility, to the gloss silver edging surrounding the headphone jack.



A 5100mAh battery powers the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and it was good for about nine hours of use during our testing. If you don't pick up the Galaxy Tab every five minutes, the battery should last a few days: it didn't really show significant drain unless the screen was constantly on.



Connectivity features include 3G HSPA+ 21Mbps, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with WiFi Direct, Bluetooth v3.0, USB 2.0 Host and A-GPS.