Oct 08 AT 10:05 PM Taylor Wimberly 49 Comments

Analyst says Samsung will produce Nexus 10 tablet


Rumors have been circulating for several months that Google would release a Nexus 10 tablet, and now CNET is reporting that Samsung will produce it. Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch said, “”[Google] will partner with Samsung and co-brand it with Samsung. It’s going to be a high-end device.”

The analyst goes on to say the device will feature a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600. That means the pixels-per-inch (PPI) will be 299, higher than the 264 PPI display found in the new iPad.

We saw a Samsung prototype tablet with this display back in January at CES, but it never appeared as a retail product. Recent benchmarks have also revealed that there is a Samsung device in testing with an Exynos 5 Dual processor. We have already covered the Exynos 5 in depth, so you can check out our previous work if you want to read up.

Finally, CNET also reports that Google will “start production on a $99 tablet in December,” confirming another Digitimes rumor that said ASUS would produce a $99 version of the Nexus 7.

If Samsung and Google are teaming up for a high-end Nexus 10 tablet, how much would you be willing to pay for the device?

Source: CNET

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  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    New nexus phone and bigger and better tablet? Sign me up

    • zerosix

      Google is going to BLOW competitors.
      I’m looking forward to seeing their weapons of mass destruction.

  • stenzor

    Meh, I would have preferred ASUS to make it.. ASUS has much better build quality than Samsung imo

    • David

      My Asus Infinity begs to differ

      • stenzor

        Really? What’s wrong with it? I have a 201, Nexus 7, and a 22″ ASUS display and they have all been working flawlessly for me… maybe I just got lucky, but the ASUS zenbooks and N series laptops are regarded as some of the best on the market so I think in general they make pretty top-notch hardware

        • David

          Yeah, the Prime, Tf300 and the Infinity have severe io issues. Some people won’t be bothered by it but it’s supposed to be a high end device and it doesn’t feel like it. Screen seperation issues are bad and even the keyboard dock I have is seperating. The quality control is beyond sub par. I’d be hard pressed to buy another Asus Android tab.

          It’s not all bad, but it is quite frustrating spending good money on something that feels half assed

      • Max.Steel

        Why is it that when someone makes a comment that is critical of an Android product, they automatically get voted down. They’re not like pro-Apple or anything. They just say they don’t like a certain Android product usually with reason behind it and they get voted down. smh.

        • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

          Truth. It happens to me every time I say anything unfavorable about Samsung.

        • stenzor

          Not sure, I didn’t vote him down, nor do I vote down opinions that I disagree with. I do get lots more upvotes for dick-jokes than real discussion though…

  • TheDave

    Sounds like Google has had enough iPad dominance perhaps?

    Hope these come true, sounds like just what the community needs to make android tablets explode

  • Max.Steel

    7 inch is perfect for me. Would never consider a 10 inch. Maybe in the future but not now.

    • stenzor

      That’s what she said

    • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

      7″ is good for doing a lot of things, but reading comics, magazines are not one of those. The text is too small. However, I think gaming is better on a 7″ — it’s easier to hold than a 10″.

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      Having used both form factors, I wholeheartedly agree. I rarely use my TF101 anymore. I don’t actually have an N7 (I’ve used my friend’s several times though), and it’s really hard to resist buying one. My only rationale against buying it is “I already have one tablet I don’t use…”.

      • Max.Steel

        I have an N7 and my dad has a Galaxy Tab. I used to use his Galaxy Tab a lot but since getting my N7, I don’t even touch the Galaxy Tab anymore. Get the N7, it’s great on the hands and perfect for doing ,most things.

  • Ray

    how much would you be willing to pay for the device?

    for me if the price can match new Ipad. it will be great.

  • Mitchell

    Would anyone else rather have something like a 8.5 – 8.9 screen size rather than a 10.1? I think 7 inches might be too small for some but 10.1 is also too big.

    With a 7 inch screen, it might not fit all of the needs a 10.1 can but one of the best things is that is usually lightweight and very easy to hold with one hand. But, a 10.1 is impossible to hold with 1 hand is usually heavy, and if you’re already using a 10.1 for certain things, a 1-1.5 inch less of screen size really won’t do much I think.

    Personally, if I could afford a 10.1 and a 7inch then that would be the best choice. Unfortunately, I can’t afford both so something right in the middle would be the best option IMO

  • Azzoth

    So fake, 299 ppi and it’s not made by Apple? Yeah sure…

    • Azzoth

      I’m not an apple fanboy at all but no other companie have done that before, it will take way more than a rumor to make me believe that.

      • mercado79

        Apple does not make their displays. Samsung or LG or even Sharp are responsible for the technology behind those “retina” displays. So, yes it is 100% possible.

        • Azzoth

          So why the s3 has a 720p screen ? Why no other phones or tablet has that high pixel density ? I know apple are not making their screen it’s LG and Sharp, but it doesn’t mater.

          • walker

            If you’d consider it, LG and Sharp are in production of 1080p 5 inch screens. They just aren’t out yet. But if you’re talking about 720p smartphones, you see plenty of them floating around.
            If you believe that only Apple is capable of resolutionary products, why at a time where their competitors are releasing 720p phones are they stuck with 640p?

      • Nate B.

        Think about what your saying. Your basically saying a company can’t do better then another. Plus Apple is not 100% if at all responsible for everything they have. They do not make their screen tech. Samsung and Sharp and others make their screens. Then that comes to the question as to why they don’t use it on their own devices then, well, that’s because they use different technology on their own devices.

        • Azzoth

          Sure they could but they don’t, that’s the problem.

      • walker

        Perhaps you should gain a further understanding of how Apple operates before expressing your disbelief.

    • Troothsayer

      The displays that you are most likely referring to, Apple’s Retina display, is made by Samsung. Apple does not make their displays or their processors (also Samsung, at least before the iPad3)

      • stenzor

        Actually it’s mostly LG, and now Sharp that make the displays for Apple

        • Troothsayer

          For the iPhone 5 (and future devices) that’s true, but that is not using a RETINA display, which is what I was talking about.

          • Azzoth

            So normal displays, why you believe Samsung will put a retina-like one in their phones, why they don’t have yet?

    • Ardrid

      You do realize that the majority of Apple’s “magical” displays are made by Samsung, right? So, yes, it’s very likely that a Samsung developed Android tablet would have nearly 300 ppi.

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      It’s not like putting the Apple logo on something magically makes the PPI increase.

  • mibdibble

    Realistically, the lowest-end model will have to come in under $350 and match or better the specs of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″, otherwise it’s dead in the water. OTOH, if it can match the Kindle and beat the iPad2 on price and specs, this thing could be Android’s first full-sized success story. Assuming it’s well-constructed and reasonably free of quality control issues, I’ll pay up to $400 for one.

  • Revalence

    “…We don’t even have to try, its always a good time…!”
    It is a wonderful time to be an Android user. ;)

  • Ardrid

    While I’m typically adverse to Samsung products, I’d certainly like to see a high quality 10″ Nexus tablet. Sell it for $350-400 and it’s a no-brainer.

  • cwjones4

    i would be all over this if they incorporated some of their s-pen tech into it…not likely since i’m sure samsung wants to keep that for their galaxy note line, but you can dream, right?

    • Steve Barry

      If they can bring in a 10″ high end tablet with S Pen for $400-$450, they’ll fly off shelves.

  • MoSDeeb

    I’m all for and willing to grab a high end google tablet.

  • walker

    There goes my fat wallet. Thank you, Nexus phone and tablet.

    As to the pricing, I’d see to it after more specs get revealed.

  • rauelius

    Would love to see the Play store run a combo deal during the holiday with the Nexus 10 and Nexus G , for say $750 for the two.

  • Raptor

    As soon as there will be tablets

    - 2560×1600 or higher
    - Intel 64bit x86 proc
    - and true Windows8

    and simultaneously similar spec cellphones with

    - 1920×1080
    - Intel x86
    - True Ein8

    this site will need name change from AaM to AAM (Android, Apple, Microsoft)

    • Raptor

      Where is Edit button?

  • Dr.Carpy

    10″ Nexus is my dream!!! I’m sure that Samsung will do a great job of making this Tablet. I however hope that Google would allow Nexii (more than one manufacturer) to be created, thus giving Asus and others a shot. I’d love to see the PadFone Nexus.

  • Nathan D.

    Dam, that would be a monster of a android tablet if it had that screen resolution and exynos 5.

  • PhoenixPath

    32GB version…and I am sold. Google: Take my money, already!

  • Fooball

    Seems everyone is commenting on why this DISPLAY hasn’t already been pushed out by Samsung. The display tech hasn’t been the hold-up…..it’s been the mass production of a SOC that can push all those pixels without bogging down in other areas.

    Ladies and gentleman…… may I present to you the Exynos 5 Dual, alias Exynos 5250. He will kick butt and take names of all other ARM SOCs before the end of this year. Cortex A15, Mali T604, nuff’ said.

    Go for it Google/Samsung. Please. No other tablet will be able to come close.

  • rashad360

    A high end tablet is great but I was really hoping for a Nexus 10 in the $250-$350 range… This looks like it may cost more than that

  • Booster Gold

    That’s annoying I was hoping Asus would make it.

  • aranea

    When is it going to be out? That’s the big question for me.

  • cthonctic

    Sweet, I hope this one is true. Looking forward to 10 inches of delicious Samsung hardware with awesome Google filling. :)