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Are ten-inch tablets too small for you? Rumour has it Samsung will introduce an 11.6in Galaxy Tab during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) show next month.

Details are inevitably vague. German-language site TabTech gives the screen size but doesn't provide a resolution. The Samsung tablet will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it says, but no one would have assumed otherwise.

Meanwhile, AndroidAndMe mentions a resolution, 2560 x 1600, based on an earlier announcement, but doesn't say how big it will be other than "larger than ten inches".

Both sites say the tablet will be based on the 2GHz Exynos 5250 dual-core ARM chip that Samsung announced late last year.

At the time, Samsung said the Exynos has a graphics engine capable of running a 2560 x 1600 display, so the sites' resolution claims may simply be an assumption based on the chip, rather than a study of the display's pixel count.

AndroidAndMe bases its claims on a unit it saw at this month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and which Samsung officials were insistent must not be photographed.

Even though an 11.6in screen is pushing it a bit for a handheld display, we can see Samsung offering such a beast, though likely with a more everyday resolution of 1366 x 768.

Samsung has shown off a 10.1in, 2560 x 1600 display, but it was a prototype and, when demo'd in May 2011, came with no indication of when - or if - it would come to market. ®

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