Rumor: Samsung To Announce The Galaxy Tab 2 On Sunday (Update: Website Confirms Tab II Name And Specs)

The Galaxy Tab entered 2011 as one of the more worthwhile tablets on the market. It’s rumored that Samsung, wanting to stay competitive against growing tablet offerings, will release a 10-inch version of the Tab at the Mobile World Congress on Sunday. The new tablet will run Honeycomb: Android’s OS optimized for tablets.

Samsung currently offers the Tab as a 7-inch tablet; a 10-inch will be more competitive with the iPad and Xoom. The rumor also says that the new tablet will be thinner and lighter than the current iPad and also physically smaller. To be thinner and lighter, the screen will have to be something entirely different then the current TFT-LCD. Could those AMOLED rumors finally come true?

UPDATE: An article leaked earlier today mentions a 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet. Included in the slipup are some of the tablet’s specs: 1GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera with HD video recording, dual “surround sound” speakers, 1280x80o resolution and storage is likely 16/32/64 GB. We’ll know more after the announcement (likely tomorrow).

[via Techland]