Despite multiple lawsuits and the odds against it, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been one of the most (if not the most) popular Android tablets to date. But as with every device Samsung releases, there’s always a bigger and badder sequel right around the corner. And the follow up to the Tab 10.1 sounds amazing.
Jonathan Geller of BGR has it on good word from a “trusted source” that Samsung has an 11.6-inch tablet in the works for Mobile World Congress 2012. According to the tipster, despite the tablets increased display size, the overall size won’t be much different thanks to a smaller bezel. And speaking of the display, it looks like Samsung is going to beat Apple to market when it comes to tablet sized Retina resolutions. The 11.6-inch display on the Sammy’s new Tab is rumored to land at around 2560 x 1600, giving it a 16:10 screen ratio.
That stunning display will be matched up with Android 4.0, NFC Beam that will play nice with the Galaxy Nexus, an HDTV dock for big screen gaming and a dual-core Cortex A15 Exynos 5250 CPU clocked at 2GHz. Which coincidentally just so happens to share a lot with Apple’s upcoming A6.
The display, Beam and dock all make sense, but the timing for the processor is just a bit off. About a week ago, Samsung revealed that the Exynos 5250 wouldn’t be ready for production until Q2 2012, with tablets coming to market by the second half of the year. Since MWC is in February, well, you can see where the discrepancies come in.
Whenever Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 11.6 (please don’t actually use that name Samsung) launches, it’s sure to be a huge success.