Pocket-lint sources have confirmed that Samsung will launch a Honeycomb-packing 10.1-inch tablet on Sunday night at the start of Mobile World Congress.

The new device will be thinner and lighter than the current Samsung Galaxy Tab [pictured], sport the bigger screen and come in black rather than white around the back.

Running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Samsung is hoping the new tablet will be able to take on devices like the Motorola Xoom, and of course the Apple iPad.

In a sense that the company doesn’t really have its plans laid down completely, Pocket-lint initially learnt that Samsung was thinking of launching a 9-inch tablet at the same time, but we now believe this won't be the case.

On a specifications perspective, we've learnt that the tablet (that has yet to have a name) will feature a dual-core Qualcomm chip and an 8-megapixel camera.

We've also been told that it will be physically smaller than the iPad in terms of size, even though the screen is slightly bigger than Apple’s offering. 

Pocket-lint will keep you posted - we'll be over at MWC in full force, so be sure to check back for updates.

UPDATE: Samsung uses time machine, has Galaxy Tab II and Galaxy S II launch already