Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 10.1 and Projector Smartphone

The most awaited Mobile World Congress is just about to shift gears. Even the show is scheduled to start officially on Monday February, we have already seen a number of announcements made by several companies. The latest announcements came from the South Korean electronics giant Samsung’s camp that announces some new devices.

The Korean company announced that its next Android Tablet will be the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Note, also known as Galaxy Tab 2, replacing its previous tablet device Galaxy Tab. We have been waiting for this latest tablet for some time now. We have already seen a 7.0-inch version of the tab release just a week ago. Just like 5.0-inch Samsung Galaxy Note, these latest devices feature a stylus.

The Galaxy Tab 2 boasts off a 1280×800 resolution screen (the 7-inch model has a 1024×600 pixel screen), similar 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, dual camera – 3-megapixel on the rear and a VGA on the front for video calling. It is worth noting that the tablet doesn’t feature OLED screen this time.

It is speculated that both the 10.1 and 7.0-inch models can have 3G support (HSPA) or Wi-Fi only. Both will run the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. The other features include Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Direct, available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB variants, upgradable with microSD card up to 32GB (64GB in total). The devices will go on sale in March. However, the company has not said anything about the pricing plan.

If you want to have a closer look at the device, Pocket-lint offers a good collection of images.

In addition to tablet device, the South Korean electronics giant has also announced the Galaxy Beam smartphone. The device boasts off a built-in projector that can purportedly beam an image onto a screen of up to 50-inches. The device is 12.5 mm thick and running Android 2.3. It also features a 1GHz dual-core processor and an 8GB of memory storage.

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