SEOUL, March 5 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world's second-largest maker of mobile phones, said on Saturday that it will release the latest generation of its tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, as scheduled, denying speculations that it might postpone its release to make improvements.
Samsung last month unveiled a new tablet PC featuring a 10-inch screen that uses the Android platform. Powered by the new version of Android Honeycomb software, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a larger screen, thinner body and faster processor than the previous model, which had a 7-inch display.
Apple Inc., however, effectively set a new bar for competitors by unveiling the iPad 2 this week. Touted by Apple CEO Steve Jobs as "dramatically thinner" than the previous iPad, the new tablet is 2.1 millimeters thinner than the Galaxy Tab 10.1.