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MWC 2011: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 & Galaxy S2 unveiled

MWC 2011: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 & Galaxy S2 unveiled

Samsung has officially launched the successors to the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S at this year’s Mobile World Congress, amid a welter of devices competing for your Android dollar.

As its name suggests, the Tab 10.1 features a 10.1-inch WXGA display with 1280×600 resolution – putting it on a par with the iPad for screen dimensions and over three-inches larger than the original Tab. Contrary to some earlier reports, it’ll also run the tablet optimised Honeycomb iteration of Android out of the box.

samsung galaxy tab 10.1

Other features of the slate, which comes in at a slinky 10.9mm thick, include a rear mounted eight-megapixel snapper and a front facing two-megapixel camera for video calling/conferencing.

The S2, meanwhile, has gone the opposite way in the dimensions stakes and has been slimmed down to 8.55mm thick – making it the slimmest smartphone so far. Even so, it’s still got room for a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen.

samsung galaxy tab s2

It’ll also house a dual core processor, which will combine with the Gingerbread iteration of Android for what promises to be a super fast smartphone experience.

As with most big handset launches this year, the Tab will offer support for Near Field Communications (NFC), allowing users to make Oyster card-style contactless payments. A non NFC edition is to be made available for those of us who aren’t convinced by the technology that’s been touted as the next big thing for years.

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