There have been some rumblings in the past that Google would partner with Samsung once more to release a flagship device. Unlike their partnership last year, which saw the launch of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, both brands are coming together to introduce a tablet designed to take on the likes of the iPad. Now, images and specifications of the upcoming tablet have been leaked online. The tablet has a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels with around 300 pixels per inch (ppi).
First images of the Nexus 10
As per a report by Brief Mobile, the author states that these are the first images of this upcoming tablet from Google that will be co-manufactured by Samsung. As expected, it will run on the upcoming Android v4.2 platform. The website confirms that it will be called Jelly Bean, and not Key Lime Pie.
Here is a quick look at the leaked specifications of the Nexus 10:
- 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and 298.9 ppi
- Wi-Fi, NFC
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with a front facing camera
- 16GB internal storage (other options possible)
Supposedly very thin and light
The report states that the Nexus 10 features a Samsung-built Exynos 5250 1.7GHz dual-core processor with a Cortex-A15 architecture and Mali-T604 GPU. This is the same processor used in Google’s latest Chromebook. The website claims that it benchmarks better than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and Apple A6 SoCs. The tablet has 2GB of RAM.
The source, who provided the website with the images, states that there is only 16GB of internal memory and no microSD card slot. There is no word on whether there will be multiple storage options available at the time of its launch.
The author ends by stating, “Google is relying heavily on their new Drive and Play Store infrastructures for cloud storage, whether Android fans like it or not. We were thinking Drive might come pre-installed on this device, but that’s not the case (at the moment). The display is an incredible feat for Samsung. At 2560 x 1600 pixels, it far surpasses the Apple iPad’s “Retina Display” in resolution. We’re told the display measures 10.1-inches. That means we’re looking at approximately 298.9 pixels-per-inch, dwarfing Apple’s 263.92 on the third-generation iPad.”
As for the design, the rear of the Nexus 10 is believed to have a brushed aluminium feel. The edges are believed to be rubber coated while the overall build feels extremely thin and light.
The article states, “We expect Google to announce this tablet on Monday, October 29th, in New York City. At that time, the Android tablet market will have a new virtual king of the hill. With an ultra high resolution screen, screaming fast processor, and the latest Google operating system, I’m comfortable calling the Nexus 10 the best-specced Android tablet in the world.”
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