Google and Samsung announce the Nexus 10; November 13th for $400

Following the official announcement of the Nexus 4, Google has announced its Nexus 10 in conjunction with Samsung. This would mark the first 10 inch Nexus Tablet, and it’ll come with a ridiculous 2,560 x 1,600 display which translates into 300 pixels per inch. The biggest hardware feature is its ARM Cortex-A15-based Exynos 5250 processor, a 1.7GHz dual core beast that is seemingly uncontested by any competitor to date.

More specs include 2GB of RAM, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, 500 hours of standby time (odd that they’d exclude information about video playback or browsing time) and a 5 megapixel camera. It’ll also run Android 4.2, but you can find all the current details on that right here.

The device will be available starting November 13th for $400 (16GB) and $500 (32GB) in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada, and Japan. Google’s currently taking email addresses for those who want to be notified of its arrival, but it doesn’t look like any pre-sale opportunities will pop up between now and its release. [via Google]

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  • slsf617

    If you haven’t noticed as well the Nexus 7 page has a few updates

  • Alex Cox

    I am pretty sure that the Exynos 5 processor is Dual Core and not quad core. It is still a beast and still better than every quad core out there because of using Cortex A15 instead of Cortex A9.

    • Robert Causey

      Except for the S4 quad core. That is a Krait core, its a psuedo-A15 pipeline design.
      The Krait design mimics the A15 memory pipeline and architecture structure. Neither the A15 nor the Krait designs resemble the simplistic look of the A9 design.

      • Micha Ols

        The Exynos 5 Dual core A15 and the Quad core Krait should be roughly on par with some benchmarks for the one and some for the other. I am not sure how the Mali 604 compares to the Adreno 320. I am looking forward to read an in depth anandtech review.

      • jbo1018

        Until it can be tested we won’t know for sure but from what I understand that it’s expected a true A15 dual core will outperform even a quad core krait. Although not by nearly as much as will outperform A9 based processors.

    • vx117

      Don’t forget about the Mali-T604 GPU. It will most likely beat the iPad’s GPU.

  • Alan Ng

    kool! is official retina now.. suc*s :D

  • SW

    i checked the play store — no pre-order yet, also noticed nexus 7 16 is for 199, with 32 (249) and 32 w/ HSPA+ (299)

  • Alex Alexander

    Does it have a AMOLED or LCD screen?

    • FayezNoor

      PLS LCD

      • Robert Causey

        Where did you find that?

  • Creepy Doll

    “500 hours of standby time (odd that they’d exclude information about video playback or browsing time) ”

    They said 9 hours of video playback…

  • phinn

    $399, very well priced. Sadly the same cannot be said for the Nexus 4 which isn’t even on Verizon.

    • vitriolix

      Gee, I wonder why Verizon might possibly be left off the list…

    • Daniel Tiberius

      Nexus 4 is very well priced. I’m sure it’d be on Verizon if they hadn’t crapped the bed with the Galaxy Nexus.

  • vx117

    I hope the inclusion of an Exynos SoC in the Nexus 10, means that we’ll be seeing Exynos on Nexus phones down the road. Very exciting.

  • harold

    Finally a replacement for my xoom

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    • bossyman15

      NO MINE! Well since I don’t have money right now so yeah its yours.

  • No_Nickname90

    Hmm… 1.7Ghz is beast?

    At it’s time, the HTC G2 had a beast processor. It was able to clock to 2Ghz from it’s 800Mhz processor. That is no beast compared to these standards. Leave my sight.

    I’m actually sad that this device is better than our desktop. Running Windows XP on a computer from 2000. LoL!!
    20GB Hard Drive
    512MB of RAM.
    Glad that I have a laptop.

    • vx117

      Ghz alone is not an accurate measure of performance anymore, especially with dual core or quad core processors. The design and architecture means much more now. The Nexus 10 is packed with an A15 Exynos 5. This is a brand new processor that is most advanced on the market right now. So yes, the Nexus 10 has a beast processor.

      • No_Nickname90

        I know. I just wanted to say that. LoL!!

        • Micha Ols

          What vx117 said.
          It’s like saying: “I was driving my car with 4000rpm.” Yes, ok, but which gear did you drive in?

          The Dual core Cortex A15 should be on par with or faster than the Quad core Krait in Qualcomms S4 Pro SoC.


      You still have a PC from back then? Is it a Pentium III? I remember owning one of those….

      • Chris Brown-Demoreno

        Hell 80% of the computers in the office where I work run Pentium 4’s with those specs >< hurts my brain everytime I turn one on.

    • Alek Tritt

      G2: The little phone that could.

    • jbo1018

      The clock speed isn’t all that matters. The A15 chip will night and day outperform A8’s at ANY speed. You have to remember that increasing power comes at the cost of battery life. If you can bring a new architecture that can perform better at similar speeds to previous generation you can have a faster device with better battery life.

      • No_Nickname90

        I know that. LoL!! Just wanted my voice heard. =.P

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  • Steven Skwarkowski

    Sorry…this device really needs 64gb on board. That screen is so sexy, but killed by what google will leave out like large amounts of storage and microsd. hell, a small ssd would be revolutionary!

    why not use a 128gb or larger micro pci-e ssd?

    • Michael Thompson

      Couldn’t agree more.
      Who has this mythical access to perpetual WiFi, or wants to wait for their own content to download every time they want to access it?
      They just can’t sugar that Kool-Aid up enough for me to swallow it.

    • Quentyn Kennemer

      I must agree. Not a huge fan of these overly rounded edges.

      • vx117

        Guess who’s fault it is? Apple’s.

      • james ortiz

        i think it looks fantastic

    • Max

      Use the damn cloud playa

  • Treyhunnid

    Dayum, googles gettin all my money this year…

    • Quentyn Kennemer

      Either you’re looking to buy a crap ton of devices or you don’t make much money >.<

      • Ron_Swanson

        HA…..I see what you did there.

        • lynyrd65

          HA…..I see that you see what he did there.


    The oval shape makes it look like a child’s tablet. Nexus 7 shape would have been better…..

    • Unorthodox

      This may be a huge deterrent for me too. I’ll have to see it in the real life before finally deciding.

    • John Jimenez

      courtesy of Apple, perhaps?


        Xyboard styling would have looked better.

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  • John Burg

    dose anybody see how the nexus line is going? nexus 7 a 7 inch tablet. nexus 4 the fourth nexus phone (also in the 4″ category) nexus 10 an 10 inch tablet! other words im saying when the nexus 5 comes out next year most likely it will be an 5″ phone…..anyone agree?

    • Gs

      Not likely to happen, so Nexus 6, be 6’phone? and so.

  • TechGuy22

    amazing i want i want

  • Ashy

    Is it worth to buy the Nexus 7 16GB now? Its cheap. I know the Nexus 10 is coming with Android 4.2 and that the Nexus 7 is only Android 4.1. Is Android 4.2 worth double the price. I live in the UK btw.

    • mreveryphone

      Went to gamestop last night and bought the 16gb, right when I powered it up the 4.2 update was waiting on me