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Samsung Released Galaxy Tab 10.1

While the world waits for Apple's next-generation iPad, Samsung just unveiled an update to its own tablet line.

Samsung revealed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (informally known as the "Galaxy Tab 2") alongside the Galaxy S II smartphone at a special press conference at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

In addition to an iPad-sized display (10.1-inches), the Galaxy Tab update is powered by Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and features a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, front- and rear-facing webcams, and a choice between 16GB and 32 GB of storage, according to Engadget's hands-on preview of the tablet.

Engadget notes that many of the new Galaxy Tab's specs resemble features found on the upcoming Motorola Xoom. However, Engadget says that the "lightweight design" of Samsung's new tablet is in a class by itself.

Samsung's slim and light Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3 (Ginerbread) and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a dual-core processor, two webcams, and an option for built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

According to ReadWriteWeb, Samsung didn't reveal an official price or release date for either device. However, Engadget managed to grab some video time with the new tablet. Watch the hands-on video (below), and visit Engadget for an in-depth look at the Galaxy Tab 10.1's features.

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