NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile service carrier, revealed two new mid-size tablets for Japan at a press conference today. NEC’s Medias Tab UL N-08D featuring a 7-inch screen, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7 Plus with a screen of 7.7 inches, which Samsung claims is the largest organic electroluminescent display in the world. Both devices measure only 7.9 millimeters thick, and are powered by 1.5 GHz processors and Android 4.0 operating system.
The NEC Medias Tab seems to be a bit more impressive at this point, as it takes advantage of haptic screen feedback. This means there is a tactile response when you press a button on the touchscreen, such as a small vibration when typing with the on-screen keyboard. A game was demonstrated with the device that had it vibrate when a bouncing ball hit the sides of the screen. The tablet will have an 8 megapixel camera on the back and 2 megapixel camera on the front, and Docomo says the Medias Tab will be compatible with its Xi LTE network and offer one-seg television. A price wasn’t revealed, but it’s set to go on sale in September or October.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 Plus was also announced without a price, but will also go on sale this Fall, in either October or November. Just as NEC’s Medias Tab, there is a 2 megapixel camera on the front of Samsung’s new tablet, but only 3 megapixels on the back. Docomo says this will be the first model in the Galaxy line that will support NotTV, the Japanese carrier’s subscription-based streaming video service.
[via Tech in Asia]