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Samsung GALAXY Tab with dual-core 2GHz processor rumored for MWC

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Samsung GALAXY Tab with dual-core 2GHz processor rumored for MWC
Update: The Samsung GALAXY Tab 11.6 tested by Android and Me had a dual-core 2GHz processor, not a quad-core processor as we originally reported. We thank our loyal readers for bringing this to our attention

Earlier today we passed along the word that Samsung was weighing its options when it comes to announcing the Samsung Galaxy S III at the MWC in Barcelona next month. While no one knows if the smartphone will be presented at the show, how about Samsung's new high-end tablet? Android and Me is saying that at a closed door media event at CES earlier this month, they had a chance to play with a device that just might be a Samsung GALAXY Tab 11.6 with a dual-core 2GHz processor under the hood. The tablet allegedly is powered by the Exynos 5250 processor that is built on ARM’s latest Cortex-A15 architecture, which includes the next-gen Mali-T406 GPU.

With rumors flying that Samsung will be offering a GALAXY Tab model with an 11.6 inch display, Android and Me is calling for the Korean based tech giant to introduce a tablet with a larger than 10 inch screen at MWC. The thought here is if Samsung won't be displaying its show stopping new smartphone at the show, perhaps it will take the wraps off of its new high-end tablet. And if it was the Samsung GALAXY Tab 11.6 that was the center of attention at that closed door event in Las Vegas, the manufacturer already has the device ready for show with enough pre-production Exynos 5250s to plug inside a few model units.

Besides the high powered Exynos 5250 on board the tablet, with supposedly 5 times the graphics performance of earlier Exynos processors, Samsung could also beat Apple to the punch by displaying a tablet with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 (WXQGA), which is the high-end of expected resolutions on the Apple iPad 3. This alone could give the Korean manufacturer incentive to show off the tablet at MWC, After all, would Samsung pass on a chance to sam-sung Apple in public?

source: AndroidandMe

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