Google and Samsung said to be working on 10.1 inch Nexus tablet with ridiculous resolution

It looks like the buck won’t stop with the Nexus 7 when it comes to Nexus tablets. Google is said to be hitting Samsung up for the next Nexus Tablet. ASUS was the front-runner for the 7 inch wonder, but Samsung will reportedly design and produce a 10.1 inch version.

The Android tablet space is an area where few have succeeded, but Samsung, like ASUS, are among the best there is at the moment. Considering the success Samsung and Google have had with the past two Nexus phones it’s no surprise that a certain trust factor exists between the two parties.

We’re reportedly getting a device that has a staggering 2560×1600 resolution and about 300ppi. Needless to say I think everyone is suddenly about to start saving up for yet another big tech purchase. I know I am. [via CNet]

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TAGS: Nexus , Nexus 10

  • Theniz


    • Blkegk

      Welcome to the internet.

  • xmichaelx

    10″ Nexus == awesome. Wish it were being made by Asus, though — their Transformer keyboards are great.

    • Montisaquadeis

      I would like to either see a nexus transformer or a nexus padphone from ASUS

    • DavidVarghese

      Samsung is also decent manufacturers, can’t wait for the specs to be announced.. pushing a resolution like that creates a lot of heat and shortened battery life.. lets see what Samsung does to adapt to the problem…

    • warcaster

      I wish it has an S-pen/Wacom stylus with active digitizer, and some optional keyboard accessories would be great, too.

      • Magnus100

        Exactly my thoughts! After using the Galaxy Note 10.1, can’t see myself using any other tablet as they’re all less functional.

  • Unorthodox

    I hope this will be selling this Xmas. Time to get my credit card reward points cashed.

  • Matt S

    I’m sure everybody is going to be saving their money to blow it on another tablet with a ridiculously high and useless resolution on a small screen. Just like everybody being all excited about 1080 on a 5 inch phone. Just something else for people to throw their money at because the specs say it’s better on paper.

    • Kyle Ruth

      Then your only options are optimized apps (probably none at that res… Transformer Prime) so they still look blurry, or 1-2gb per app…

    • Schaweet

      You sound like you are mad because you don’t have the money to buy one.

    • phinn

      I agree with this. 300ppi = perfect for phone. 200ppi = perfect for tablet. At the distance from your eyes that’s all anyone needs. Higher is a waste of battery life and performance.

      • NexusMan

        It’s Resolutionary (lol)…save your comments for when it comes out and you see it. The New iPad is more ppi than 200 and peolpe can’t stop saying how amazing and better it is than the last.

        • Uzo Ufondu

          You’ve said that joke too many times already. Still not punny

          • NexusMan

            It may not be punny, but I think it definitely is FUNNY. I think it’s resolutionary funny!

        • Carl Rood

          Unfortunately, there’s a placebo effect. People are told it’s better, so they perceive it as such. This is a case where biology trumps technology.

  • olbp

    Why call it “Ridiculous”? I is only the next step in a LONG series of steps. Get ready for them and quit disparaging the future.

    • NexusMan

      Because it’s Resolutionary

    • Quentyn Kennemer

      The good kind of ridiculous.

  • a)

    That’s supposed to be ~3,000 ppi

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Either way it would be awesome. I might finally shell out money for this beauty. Samsung or Asus is fine with me as long as the price is right and has accessories like docking keyboard available

  • Jody Schoolcraft

    woo-hoo finally a worthy successor to my Galaxy 7.7…I am all about the display!!

  • Jamille Browne

    Now this is the tablet I have been waiting for.

  • Jamille Browne

    I hope it is half the price of Galaxy note 10.1 off contract

  • Brian Menius

    Sounds like a decent successor to the original 10″ Nexus tab.

    What’s that, you say? Sure there was- the Xoom WiFi. It’s a Nexus in everything but the name, even if that wasn’t the intent.

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      Love my wifi Xoom — bought it on launch 27-Mar-2010… at almost 2 years old it is still a beast (go go Jelly Bean!) but the resolution on this rumored device is enticing!

    • ari_free

      Nexus also means Google had a hand in the hardware design. On one video Duarte explained the thought process behind every curve and the bezel on the nexus 7.

  • Jameslepable

    If the price is right this is my next purchase :-)

  • LawrenceMcatee

    I’m not good at math but 2560×1600…. how does that equal 300 ppi and how is that even close to any phone released in the last year?

    • WW

      It’s a freaking tablet. You’ll hold it further away from your face, you won’t need more ppi. Do you also complain about TVs with 50 ppi?
      The math: square root of 2560*2560 + 1600*1600 divided by 10.1 equals 299.

      • meliorist

        Actually, you won’t necessarily hold it further from your face. Suppose you’re using it while lying prone, propped on your elbows – something which is likely to be quite common – the device would be about as close to your eyes a mobile phone would be when you held it up to dial a number, and 300 ppi would be noticeably sharper than 264 ppi at that distance.

  • user311

    Probably won’t have it but I hope that it has a microSD slot.

  • phinn

    1920×1200 is already an excellent 10.1″ resolution. At the distance from eyes (further than a phone) it’s perfect… This rumor doesn’t excite me at all.

    If it’s Samsung, I’d be more excited about a 1920×1200 SAMOLED Plus (non-pentile) 10.1″ display.

    • NexusMan

      It’s Resolutionary

      • No_Nickname90

        No one likes your joke… Allow me… *clears throat*
        So this device has a resolution like no other? It’s new? Quite popular? What a resolutionary device!! No… Never mind. I can see why people don’t like it. Sorry. I tried.

        • NexusMan

          I like my joke. So therefore, your statement that “no one” likes it, is inherently wrong. Never mind, the fact that I’m sure you haven’t taken a poll of “everyone.”

          • No_Nickname90

            Bwahahahaaa!! Well that is very true.

    • hot_spare

      How much are you (as in customer) willing to pay for such a big AMOLED display? A 4.3 inch costs more than $50. A 7.7 inch costs about $170. A 10-inch will be around $270. This cost is just for the screen. I am not even considering anything anything else at all.
      Is the consumer ready to pay around 600 for a 10-inch tablet?

      • HellG

        can i ask you about the source of these prices? also in most of the world (far from USA and Europe) tablets cost in most cases double that 600$ price tag and people still buy it! and its mostly poor countries! so i think yes people in USA will buy a tablet for 600$!

  • NexusMan

    I’m all for this! Everyone needs to stop complaining that the screen is not a big deal. It IS a big deal, because it is a higher ppi than any 10 inch tablet in the world has ever had, and as we all know, I, Apple Fanboys and many people in Cuerpotino, are aware that this is just, simply, well…RESOLUTIONARY! (lol)

    • Billy_B

      No it isn’t. Do you not know the resolution of the latest iPad?

      • NexusMan

        Uh…duh…yea…the New ipad has a 264ppi, thereby making a 299 ppi higher. So, yes it is.

        • Billy_B

          What is the resolution? Answer the question.

          • NexusMan

            Not that I care to continue this silly argument, but for the record, The New iPad boasts a 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi). while the rumored Nexus 10 is rumored to boast a 2,560-by-1,600-pixel resolution at 299 pixels per inch (ppi)….all those numbers on the Samsung side are larger than the numbers on the Apple side. Please direct all future questions to Google, Apple and Samsung.

  • DJ Goya

    Finally A Mothership Android Tablet! This things gonna b beast, now just have a micro sd slot “up to 64gb” and no hard feelings lolz

  • bluevoodo

    I like my gnexus, but as reported what good is such a good screen when google or the OEM wont tweek the firm ware to get the best possible results?

  • No_Nickname90

    If they can sell a 32GB for $350, they will own the 10 inch market. I will assume the specs are up to par since the Nexus 7 had up to par specs.

  • supremekizzle

    That’d be awesome if it had S-pen functionality. I know it’s unlikely….but still….

    • ari_free

      That really depends on the wacom digitzer

  • deh2002

    Been waiting for rumors for this tablet. Finally the possibility of something worthy of replacing my galaxy tab 10.1

  • JR69

    I’ve been waiting to get a tablet larger than a 7 inch for watch movies and playing games and haven’t been thrilled with many because the Tegra 3 isn’t a choice that I want. I really want the Exynos 5 A15 SOC with 2GB RAM. I would actually prefer a slightly small screen, maybe 9 so the size will be smaller but I am interested to see this, this holiday season?

  • greg

    Ipad 3 – 1536 x 2048 pixels, 9.7 inches (~264 ppi pixel density) Hopefully not gonna be so resolutionary for to much longer. Go Sammy

  • bob

    You know what I use my Nexus 7 for? Nothing… It just sits there all day. After sending my second one back for a third replacement I got tired of screwing with it and haven’t touched it since. Nexus 7 is a complete piece of junk and its completely turned me off to tablets period.

    • Donovan Shore

      I’ll buy it from you.

    • chuckles87

      I use mine for everything its one amazing device.

  • DYNK

    Finally Exynos + Nexus = UNBEATABLE

  • Mike

    That resolution denotes the use of the exynos5 ppl this is going to be a beast no question ;)

  • greg

    Ipad 3 – 1536 x 2048 pixels, 9.7 inches (~264 ppi pixel density) Hopefully not gonna be so resolutionary for to much longer. Go Sammy

    • warcaster

      This will put not only the iPad but any Windows 8 tablet coming out now, to shame.

      • ari_free

        It’s harder for ios to keep up with different resolutions

  • RavenFox

    Whenever this beast comes I’ll be there to tame it.

  • ari_free

    Apple response: retinal display is just a gimmick for tablets. You don’t really need it.

  • Mike Smith

    I would consider this if additional storage is an option. I currently have a Sony S Tablet with a total storage of 64GB for various media. They will have to fulfil this use case to get me on board.

  • Don_SoLow

    S-Pen and Multi-View or bust!

  • Mike

    It would be awesome if it had the s-pen and the video overlay, those are amazing pluses for Samsung touchwiz, now I’m not saying include touchwiz just a couple if its features

  • John Park

    The only way I purchase a 10″ tablet is if it can effectively replace my aging laptop. Microsoft’s Office 2013 Mobile compatibility for tablets will likely be the determining factor.