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Rumor backs 2GHz Galaxy Tab with high-res display due at MWC

updated 05:50 pm EST, Fri January 27, 2012

Samsung may have 11.6-inch, 2GHz Tab for WMC

A fresh rumor backs a Samsung Galaxy Tab running at 2GHz to be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Android and Me claim to have unknowingly played with the device at a special media-only closed door Samsung seminar at CES. It is said to sport Samsung's latest dual-core Exynos 5250 processor that is built on ARM's latest Cortex-A15 architecture, which incorporates its next-gen Mali-T406 GPU.

As with a recent report suggesting that Samsung was prepping an 11.6-inch Galaxy Tab, Android and Mebelieves that the Korean tech giant will unveil a tablet with "a display larger than 10-inches." At the previous two WMC events, Samsung as released its flagship smartphone for the year as its headlining device. In 2010 it was the Galaxy S and 2011 saw the Galaxy S II. However, recent reports suggest that the Galaxy S III may not be unveiled at WMC this year, to shorten the lead-time between its launch and general availability.

Given the possibility that the Galaxy S III may not be unveiled at WMC, it is likely that the company will want to steal the show with another headline grabbing device. If it was indeed the Galaxy Tab 11.6 that was handled by Android and Me, it would appear that Samsung may be in a position to have it on-hand for a special unveiling at WMC.

In addition to sporting a chip that offers the performance of a quad-core ARM Corex-A9 chip in a cooler-running dual-core package, the new Exynos 5250 is also expected to produce 5 times the graphics performance of previous generation Exynos processors. The Galaxy Tab 11.6 is also expected to beat Apple to unveiling a device with a WXQGA (2560x1600) resolution, as is expected on the rumored high-end version of the upcoming iPad 3.

by MacNN Staff



  1. global.philosopher

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Complete typical idiocy

    While Apple will continue to focus on the whole experience of usability dumba$$ OEM's will focus on higher resolutions and faster though who need a faster processor to watch videos, edit documents and read the web.
    If the iPad3 comes out with longer battery life and nothing else it will be far superior to these products. I want a tablets that last for 15, 20, 100 hours of use. That is more important than anything else.

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Apple come out with a higher res screen and faster processor, the you will praise the new pioneering iThing, and how much more advanced it is compared with the competition, bla, bla, bla...

  1. global.philosopher

    Joined: Dec 1969


    A higher Rez screen would be good but.....

    That is not the be all and end all of what is meant to be an ultra portable device.what sucks about Android tablets, amongst other things, is the average battery life. All I am saying is I yet to see Samsung talk about how great their battery life fact only last week Samsung publicly stated that one of their aims this year is to design a smartphone that lasts all day....WTF!

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