Photos: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet unveiled
Samsung also unwraps Galaxy S II dual-core smartphone...
Samsung has taken the wraps off the Galaxy Tab 10.1 dual-core tablet and the Galaxy S II smartphone on the eve of the Mobile World Congress trade show at a press launch in Barcelona.
Speaking at the launch, JK Shin, president and head of Samsung's mobile communications business, said the benefits of dual-core chips in mobile devices include faster processing speeds and web browsing, improved multitasking, and enhanced graphics and performance.
The mobile maker has added various enterprise-mobility features to the Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy S II - including security, virtualisation, unified communication and collaboration, healthcare and messaging offerings.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is Samsung's first tablet to run Google's Android 3.0, the tablet-focused Honeycomb OS.
The Tab 10.1 has a dual-core 1GHz processor and a 10.1-inch WXGA TFT LCD display. It weighs just 599g and the dimensions are 46mm x 170mm x 11mm.
There's an eight-megapixel camera on the back and a two-megapixel front-facing camera for video-calling. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 also offers full HD video playback. And for connectivity, it has HSPA+, wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth.
The device also has a gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass and proximity sensor.
Enterprise-mobility services supported by the Galaxy Tab 10.1 include Cisco Safety and Security Solutions, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, SAP StreamWork, SAP Mobile EMR by Samsung(SDS) and Citrix Receiver.
Samsung also announced the Galaxy S II, its latest Android smartphone and the update to the Galaxy S with a larger screen and thinner form factor. The Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3 - aka Gingerbread - with Samsung's TouchWiz UI.
The HSPA+ device has a 4.27-inch Super Amoled Plus display and a 1GHz dual-core processor. Samsung describes the device as the world's thinnest smartphone, at 8.49mm.
There's an eight-megapixel camera on the back and a two-megapixel front-facing camera, with HD video playback and recording.
Enterprise-mobility services supported by the Galaxy S II include Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Cisco WebEx Meeting Center, Sybase Afaria Advanced Enterprise Security (AES) for Android and On Device Encryption.
Samsung has also added four hubs to the UI for easy access to a variety of apps and services. The four hubs are: e-reading, social networking, music and games.
It added that the Galaxy S II will include near field communications (NFC) payment technology in select markets and operators.