galaxy-tab-2The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the successor to the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab, has made its debut at Mobile World Congress in Spain.

Samsung has taken the wraps off the next iteration in its Galaxy Tab series, officially named the Galaxy Tab 10.1 due to its 10.1-inch screen.  The news doesn’t come as much of a surprise as rumors of it had started circulating late last week.

The new device was developed by Samsung and NVIDIA working closely together, and the 10.1 will feature the Tegra 2 dual-core processor that seems to be popping up in just about every device to be released this year.  The good news is that unlike the original Galaxy Tab, which ran Android 2.2 Froyo, an operating system that Google itself said was not meant for tablets, the new model will be running Android 3.0 Honeycomb.  And, surprisingly, it will run stock Honeycomb with no TouchWiz or other custom skin over it.

“Our first GALAXY Tab successfully defined a new generation of Android tablets,” said Hyungmoon Noh, VP of R&D Strategy Group at Samsung. “We’ve worked closely with NVIDIA to raise the stakes again. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, with Honeycomb and Tegra 2, provide the optimal entertainment and multimedia experience without compromising the mobility Samsung is known for.”


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tech Specs

  • 10.1-inch screen (1280 x 800) WXGA TFT LCD
  • 1 GHz Dual-core processor
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • 16GB or 32GB of storage
  • Front-facing 2 megapixel camera
  • Rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Full HD, 1080P recording at 24fps
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity