Samsung has just announced a 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 Android tablet after revealing the 7.0-inch version earlier this month. The Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) will have a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 LCD and a 1GHz dual-core processor running a Touch Wiz-skinned version of Android 4.0. The 9.7mm-thick tablet has 1GB of RAM and will come in both a 3G + Wi-Fi and a Wi-Fi only version, with the former supporting quad-band HSPA+. Both versions will have a 3-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera, as well as Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, and — interestingly enough — a proximity sensor on just the 3G version. There will be an option between either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory — which is expandable thanks to a microSD card slot. There's no pricing information available yet, but with mid-range specs like this we assume it'll be easy on the wallet. Samsung says it will launch in the UK sometime next month alongside the 7-inch variant.

Samsung says that both the Galaxy Tab 2 tablets are "well-suited for home and family use," leading us to believe that the Tabs will represent the low end tablet option, while the Galaxy Note (which should be gaining a 10.1-inch member at MWC this week) takes up the high-end. We'd heard rumors that the next-generation Galaxy Tab would have a 2GHz dual-core processor and a 2560 x 1600 screen, but, clearly, the Tab 2 (10.1) announced today doesn't fit the bill. We'll find out soon enough if a new Galaxy Note family of tablets do.