10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab coming in 2011?

Gingerbread-packing bigger brother landing next year

Samsung Galaxy Tab gets the super-size treatment

This one has been grinding around the Samsung rumour mill for a while, but on Saturday Sammy apparently let slip that we can expect a bigger, 10" version of its upcoming Galaxy Tab some time in the first half of 2011.

Samsung announced earlier this month that it had plans to release a whole host of different sized tablets in the coming months, with head of global sales and marketing, DJ Lee, saying: "people have different desires, so we are definitely going to have different sizes of tablets."

Samsung also confirmed that they will be releasing tablets in different price ranges, with the current pre-order price for the 7" Galaxy Tab hovering at around £600.

The new 10" Galaxy Tab will be released in the Gingerbread (or Android 3.0, to non-Androiders) era of first-half 2011, so smart money's on it running the updated OS, rather than the current 7" Galaxy's Android 2.2 Froyo.

The current incarnation of the Galaxy Tab (the 7" version) is available for pre-order ahead of its release this November, boasting a Super TFT screen, front and back-facing cameras and the ability to make calls and send texts. You can take a look at it in action in our hands-on review.