iPad 2 Rival Alert : New Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet To Have 11.6-inch Display

A report from Germany claims that Korean hardware maker Samsung may release a new Galaxy Tab tablet at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress, with an even bigger touchscreen display compared to the current incumbent.

Tabtech says the diagonal size of the tablet will increase by almost 15 per cent to 11.6 inches and may possibly be accompanied by a significant jump in screen resolution, possibly to become the first tablet with a pixel density that can match that of the iPhone 4.

The website also suggests that the tablet - which has yet to be named - will run on the new dual core Cortex-A15 Exynos 5250 chipset, which will run at 2GHz and should prove to be an interesting alternative to existing, lower-clocked quad core chipsets like the Nvidia Tegra 3.

Also on the spec list is the S-pen, the stylus which Tabtech says will come to the Galaxy Tab 11.6, which it inherited from the Galaxy Note.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was the main rival to the Apple iPad 2 before Amazon launched its Kindle Fire tablet late last year.

Will Samsung manage to cut the thickness of the Galaxy Tab 11.6 even further while boosting its battery life? Stay tuned.