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Samsung to launch 11.6-inch retina screen Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet

On-line mobile phone news website BGR has published the exclusive news that Samsung is to be announcing a new Google mobile OS based tablet at MWC in Barcelona - with a retina resolution, similar to that of Apple's mobile phones.

Boy Genius Report has it that Samsung is to even beat Apple to market, with a retina-resolution tablet - which the iPhone maker has still yet to deploy in their iPads, which has a resolution of 768x1024 where the 4S has a 640x960 display.

The website has learnt this information from a trusted source where the Samsung 11.6-inch tablet will most likely be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February.

BGR goes on to note that even though the tablet features a larger display than Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 they are told that the tablet is "barely larger" - due to the fact the slate will have a thinner bezel with a whopping 2560x1600 resolution, 11.6-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio.

The tablet will use a dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU clocked at 2GHz , where the website has heard that Apple's new A6 CPU will be very similar to the Samsung CPU, which is a dual-core Cortex A15 chip.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.