Samsung has announced the launch of several new devices for its growing smartphone and tablet ranges at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, as it aims to cement its position as the number one Android handset manufacturer.
With competition from the likes of HTC and Huawei at the show, Samsung first announced the Galaxy Beam (pictured above), a 4in smartphone with a built-in 15 lumen LED projector, to let users display videos, images and text, which it claims can be visible up to 50in in size.
The device will run Android Gingerbread 2.3, rather than Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor, and features a 5-megapixel camera as well.
Secondly, the firm unveiled a 10.1in version of its Galaxy Note device (pictured below), following on from the 5in model it unveiled last year that it said was a cross between a smartphone and a tablet.
The new version has many of the similar features of the 5in version, including a digital pen, and is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor running Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.
It also features a screen resolution of 1280x800 and has 64GB of internal memory, although 16GB and 32GB version will also be available. The device also features two cameras: a rear-facing three-megapixels one; and a front-facing two-megapixel camera. It weighs in at 583g.
Samsung's UK head of telecoms, Simon Stanford, said the increased size would help users get more from the inclusion of a digital pen.
"The Galaxy Note 10.1 takes productivity on a Note to a whole new level. With a largers creen and superior performance, it combines the intuitiveness of handwriting with all the versatility of digital content to let users be more productive
"The Galaxy Note 10.1 demonstrates Samsung's commitment to extending the mobile category."
Lastly, the firm announced two new tablet device in its Galaxy Tab range, in the form of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (pictured below).
Both devices are powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, and run Android Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as featuring HSPA+ network capabilities for browsing speeds of up to 21Mbit/s and rear-facing cameras of 3-megapixels.
Pictured above: the Galaxy Tab 7in
V3 is in attendance at the event in Barcelona and will looks to have hands-on demonstrations and reviews of all the new devices from Samsung during the week.
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