Samsung Galaxy S II and Tab 8.9 get LTE spec boost

Samsung has announced LTE beefed-up versions of the Galaxy S II smartphone and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 ahead of IFA.

And when we say beefed-up, we don't just mean the additional 4G connectivity - the specs on board have had a steroid-shot it seems too, with more powerful processors now packed in.

Both devices now come packing a 1.5GHz dual core processor, a step-up from the S II's 1.2GHz option and the 8.9's 1GHz speed.

Also, unless the Samsung press team have taken to rounding up their dimensions, the S II looks to be packing a slightly bigger display - up 0.2 inches to a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus option.

Dimensions on the 8.9 have stayed the same, however. But then again, would an 8.9 by any other name smell as sweet?

“With the introduction of Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, we will take the capabilities of these devices to a whole new level. LTE redefines the user experience made possible by these devices and opens entirely new possibilities in terms of content viewing, sharing, quality and connectivity,” said JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s mobile communications business.

The new devices are set to be unveiled at IFA later on this week, expect to see some shots featuring them and Pocket-lint's greasy fingerprints hitting the site soon.