MWC: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sighted in Barcelona

Samsung, known for its extensive array of smartphone and tablet device sizes, began displaying outdoor billboards in Barcelona on Sunday of a 10.1-inch Galaxy Note, featuring the digital pen seen in the smaller 5.3-inch version.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note billboard at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (Image by Matt Hamblen/Computerworld)

Officials weren’t immediately available to comment on the larger Galaxy Note, but did issue a statement Sunday announcing the Galaxy Tab 2 series, which inludes a 7-inch and 10.1-inch version that be launched globally in March. The launch was timed with the start of the Mobile World Congress, which is expected to draw some 80,000 mobile phone professionals.

Each Galaxy Tab 2 series tablet will run Android 4.0 and use a dual-core 1GHz processor. One version of each will support the HSPA+ 21 networks offered by some carriers, giving a theoretical network speed of 21Mbps.

Both Galaxy Tab tablets will be shown at the Samsung booth at Mobile World Congress.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 tablet

Samsung also announced the Galaxy Beam, a projector smartphone to allow users to display and share multimedia content by projecting it onto walls, ceilings and other flat surfaces. It runs Android 2.3, and features a 1GHz dual-core processor. It also has a 4-in. display.

The original Galaxy Note , released in the U.S. on AT&T earlier this month, did not launch with Android 4.0 and it’s not clear what version of the OS will be used on the 10.1-inch version. Other details are expected to be announced later this week.

Samsung unveiled this huge billboard of a 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Note with its digital S Pen stylus in downtown Barcelona on Sunday. More details are expected at this week’s Mobile World Congress.

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