The elusive Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 is in the news once again. And, believe it or not, it may get officially unveiled tomorrow. We’ve first heard about this gigantic device in December, when it was rumored to be announced during Mobile World Congress in February.
That didn’t happen, and the Galaxy Note 10.1 was Samsung’s one and only new tablet showcased during that event. But that apparently doesn’t mean that the Galaxy Tab 11.6 isn’t coming.
According to a source that spoke to Pocket-lint, it will be announced tomorrow in Austin, Texas, during a special event related to the SXSW festival. Samsung has already publicized that event, yet it hasn’t said what it will launch.
So the Galaxy Tab 11.6 may be it. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to be sure. The previous rumor contained the following specs for the tablet: an 11.6-inch 2560×1600 touchscreen with the highest resolution ever seen on a tablet (more than even Apple’s new iPad), and a dual-core 2 GHz Samsung Exynos processor.
Despite the larger screen, the new Tab isn’t expected to be much bigger than the existing Galaxy Tab 10.1, since it will use much thinner bezels across the board (a mock-up of which you can see in the image above).
So more screen real estate, more resolution, and more processing power pushed into a shell that will be almost identical to that of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. What’s not to like?
UPDATE: According to TalkAndroid, Samsung has just sent out a press release saying that tomorrow’s unveiling will be of… Angry Birds Space. Yes, really. So it looks like the Galaxy Tab 11.6 remains elusive. Perhaps it will eventually get announced alongside the Galaxy S III.
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