Dec, 04 2012

Somehow Google and Samsung managed to keep the Nexus 10 mostly a secret up, but just days before the tablet will be officially unveiled BriefMobile has managed to get their hands on a full gallery of pictures of the upcoming slate as well as a full rundown of specs. As has been suggested by the few leaks we have had up to this point, the Nexus 10 looks to be a high-end option to compliment the Nexus 7 in Google’s product lineup. It also will launch with Android 4.2.

The Nexus 10 appears to be largely based on the Samsung’s previous 10.1-inch offerings with a few tweaks here and there. It will utilize Samsung’s Exynos 5250 CPU, a dual-core Cortex A15 chip clocked at 1.7GHz and featuring Mali-T604 graphics. The processor, which has also made an appearance in Google’s Chromebook line, will be backed by 2GB of RAM. The 10.1-inch display is again confirmed to sport a 2560 x 1600 resolution, which amounts to just under 300 pixels-per-inch. Other features include a 5MP camera and NFC.

Some of the new features we can expect to see in Android 4.2 include an updated gallery, multiple user accounts, and a new quick settings menu accessible from the notifications pane. The specific build on this particular Nexus 10 was JVP15I, implying that the Android version remains under the Jelly Bean codename. Sorry folks, no Key Lime Pie here.

The biggest remaining question pertaining to the Nexus 10 is what price tag Google will apply to it. If the Nexus 7 is any indicator, Google may be willing to cut their margins pretty thin, but the high-end spec sheet still suggests we won’t be getting this one nearly as cheap. Keeping at an iPad-challenging $499 would be good enough, but undercutting that by any amount would make the Nexus 10 even more tantalizing.

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