Samsung gets thin and large with new Galaxy Tab tablet and Galaxy S II smartphone
Monday 14 February 2011
Mobile device screens are getting bigger and thinner and Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung has its mobile department developing on-trend.
During its press event at Spain's Mobile World Congress (MWC), the electronics maker unveiled the world's thinnest smartphone (for the time being) and the second, larger iteration of its Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 10.1-inch screen, which is slightly larger than its 7-inch sibling.
The Dual-Core tablet runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and has two cameras: an 8 megapixel rear facing camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available this spring.
The Samsung Galaxy S II (internally known as model GT-I9100) measures in at 8.49 mm thick and steals the title of world's thinnest smartphone from LG's 9.2mm Optimus Black and Samsung's own Infuse 4G 9mm thin smartphone, devices that were both recently announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January in Las Vegas.
"In 2011, we will take Samsung's leadership in Speed, Screen and Content to a whole new level," said JK Shin, president and head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business. "With the GALAXY S II, Samsung wants to set the new standard of quality viewing on mobile, powerful performance, and slim and modern design."
Rival Korean electronics maker LG was also at MWC to announce two flagship devices: the LG Optimus 3G (a glasses-free 3D smartphone) and the LG Optimus Pad - an immersive multimedia device with a 8.9-inch display and the world's first tablet with a built-in 3D camera.
Technology blog Engadget has posted the Galaxy Tab 10.1's full specs and hands-on details here: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/13/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-official-tegra-2-honeycomb-dual-camer/
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