Samsung at MWC 2012: Interesting Previews despite Lack of Galaxy S3

samsung galaxy note 10.1, galaxy note 10.1For those who still have a glimmer of hope, there will be no Samsung Galaxy S3 previewed at this year’s Mobile World Congress. However, that shouldn’t be a reason for anyone to fret, as the South Korean manufacturer has a variety of other offerings set to be unveiled at MWC 2012. And they aren’t anything short of impressive, or at least interesting.

First off is the Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone. This new device combines features of the video projector with the standard smartphone, allowing users to project images and videos just like one would use the former device. The Galaxy Beam essentially makes up for its otherwise average features, such as its 5 megapixel shooter and 1 GHz dual-core CPU. Also, the handset will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead of the latest version of the Android platform, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Galaxy Note will now have a 10.1-inch variant which will also come with the amazing “S Pen” stylus that was by far the most unusual and intriguing feature of the original device. The 10.1-inch Galaxy Note will still be very similar to its 5-inch version, however it will now ship with ICS, thus putting it a cut above most, if not all competitors.

Finally, the Galaxy Tab 2, which will hit the stores next month, comes in two different kinds of form – one 7-inch version and a larger, 10.1-inch version. For added variety, customers can choose from 3G or WiFi support for their Galaxy Tabs.

Again, it may be a while before we see the Galaxy S3 previewed. Nevertheless, with the quality of offerings Samsung has at this year’s MWC, we’re more than willing to wait.