Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6-inch tablet incoming?

Samsung could be gluing together a new Galaxy tablet, boasting an 11.6-inch screen and a 2GHz processor.

Samsung could be gluing together a new Galaxy Tab, with online navel-gazers theorising that the company's next tablet will sport an 11.6-inch screen and a 2GHz processor, making it bigger and faster than the existing Tab 10.1 -- pictured above.

Androidandme has been putting the pieces together, and reckons it spotted a prototype Galaxy Tab during the CES trade show earlier this month.

The site says it was politely asked to delete photos it had taken of the new device, but claims it was powered by an Exynos 5250 processor, which is dual-core and runs at a speedy 2GHz.

That would make for an exceptionally fast tablet. The prototype was apparently also running Android Ice Cream Sandwich .

The screen resolution could be massively improved too. Last year Samsung demonstrated a tablet display that boasted 2,560x1,600 pixels. Could the South Korean gadgetmonger be planning to sneak a screen with that monstrous resolution into a new Galaxy Tab?

As for the size, German site Tabtech reckons the end of February will see an 11.6-inch Tab announced. That would make it rather tricky to lug around, but Samsung's not been shy about making obscenely huge gadgets in the past.

So when would we get a glimpse at this hypothetical monster gadget? If it exists, we'll probably see it at Mobile World Congress, a huge tech show at the end of February. We were expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy S3 unveiled there, but recent reports conflict over whether we will or not.

Maybe Samsung will be looking to mend our broken hearts with a new Tab. What do you think Samsung can do to compete with the iPad? Tell us in the comments or on our Facebook wall.

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