Samsung just performed a big time update for its Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy S II devices, with the tablet and smartphone receiving a connectivity upgrade to LTE. These products were announced just a bit ahead of IFA 2011, that will kick off in Berlin this week.

Galaxy S II receives not only a connectivity upgrade, but also a bigger 4.5 inch display and stronger CPU, at 1.5GHz (still dual core). As far as the tablet is concerned, it also has LTE radio, and the name Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE is a pretty good indicator for that. As far as bumped specs go, you get Android Honeycomb 3.2 and an incredible size: 8.6mm thickness and 455 gram weight.

The 8.9 inch screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and I can’t help but wonder what areas are aimed at with these products. Very few European countries have LTE networks anyway, so maybe this is more of an US an Asian launch? How about bringing LTE to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 too?