iPad 2 Rival Alert : Samsung To Announce New Galaxy Tab At MWC?

Samsung could introduce a new Galaxy Tab tablet at MWC in Barcelona next month, which could be based on a newly-introduced, own brand processor, the Exynos 5250, which is a dual core monster clocked at 2GHz.

According to Taylor Wimberly of Androidandme, the tablet, which will take over from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as the flagship model, will come with a display bigger than 10 inches, with a mind-boggling, retina-busting WXQGA resolution (that's 2560x1600 pixels).

The Exynos 5250 is based on the Cortex A15 while Nvidia's Tegra 3 is a Cortex A9 part. By opting for a dual core model with a high clock speed, Samsung may want to keep a performance advantage while reining in power consumption.

The chipset also comes with ARM's next generation GPU, the Mali-T604. Samsung is also expected to bring its pressure-sensing stylus, which appears on the Galaxy Note, to its tablet range.

Expect the tablet to come with 1GB RAM, up to 64GB onboard storage, be slimmer and boast a superior battery life than the current incumbent Galaxy Tab.

It will be interesting to see whether Samsung sticks to an MWC launch or decides to have its own separate party like Apple's signature launch events.