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Samsung will announce its next Galaxy Tab at MWC

Prototype was lurking at CES
Mon Jan 30 2012, 10:38

KOREAN HARDWARE GIANT Samsung will unveil its next Galaxy tablet at next month's Mobile World Congress (MWC).

The firm's upcoming Galaxy S III won't be making an appearance at the show, so it will unveil a bigger Galaxy Tab, according to Android and Me. The next Apple Ipad 2 rival will have a screen larger than 10in and will be powered by its Exynos 5250 2GHz dual-core processor.

German technology web site Tabtech reports that it will have an 11.6in screen. Behind closed doors Android and Me saw a prototype of the upcoming tablet at the consumer electronics show (CES) earlier this month, and it was running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Android and Me admitted that it could be wrong but said, "If Samsung was showing off this next-generation tablet behind closed doors at CES, then it should definitely be ready for show time at MWC. Given the fact that the Galaxy S III will be absent, it makes perfect sense that this tablet will be the star of the show for Samsung."

Samsung announced the Exynos 5250 processor last November, which is based on the ARM Cortex A15 chip design. Back then it said the chip was designed for high-end tablets that would be available in the second half of this year. The chip can support screen resolutions up to 2560x1600, which is what the Galaxy Tab 11.6 is set to have.

Samsung doesn't comment on rumour or speculation so we'll have to wait until MWC to see what it announces. µ


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