Samsung is reportedly looking to expand its Galaxy Tab lineup with an 8.9-inch model during the first half of this year. Joining its 7- and 10.1-inch siblings, we imagine that the new model would include a dual-core chip and run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but so far no specific details regarding its hardware have been shared.

Korean site Yonhap News Agency says the device could be launched in the "global market through mobile operators" as early as next month, which would put it against the likes of Motorola Xoom, LG G-Slate and possibly the iPad 2. While it seems a little odd for Samsung to launch yet another tablet so soon after MWC, the company recently mentioned to Pocket-lint that it is looking beyond the 7- and 10.1-inches that already exist in the range.