Samsung Galaxy Tab II and Galaxy S II announced at Mobile World Congress 2011

by Mark R

Right now, in Barcelona, Spain, there is a huge conference for mobile devices known as Mobile World Congress (MWC). I have never been there, but I think I really need to go next year. The use of “Congress” in the name make it sound very official.

Whenever there are big electronics conferences, Samsung has their big products out on display. It has been rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 2 were on their way, and we have the official confirmation over the weekend when MWC began.

The Galaxy S II will have a “4.3-inch, 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1GHz dual-core Orion / Exynos processor, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, and 24Mbps HSPA+ connectivity”. It is very thin at 8.49mm, which would make it the thinnest smartphone on the market (so far).

The Galaxy Tab II is a 10.1-inch Honeycomb Tablet, and has a 1280 x 800 resolution, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, and storage of 16GB/32GB/64GB. It looks similar to the XOOM that Motorola is bragging about.

I’m sure that we will see these things and more at Mobile World Congress (MWC) at Barcelona next week. Some other expected surprises were the Xperia Play from Sony Ericsson and the LG Optimus 3D Android 2.2 Smartphone.

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