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]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. first!

    1. Welcome to the internet.

  2. 10″ Nexus == awesome. Wish it were being made by Asus, though — their Transformer keyboards are great.

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

    2. 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…

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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

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

    3. 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.

      1. 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.

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

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

        2. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. Because it’s Resolutionary

    2. The good kind of ridiculous.

  6. That’s supposed to be ~3,000 ppi

  7. 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

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

  9. Now this is the tablet I have been waiting for.

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

  11. 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.

    1. 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!

    2. 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.

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

  13. 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?

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

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

  15. 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.

    1. It’s Resolutionary

      1. 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.

        1. 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.”

          1. Bwahahahaaa!! Well that is very true.

    2. 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?

      1. 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$!

  16. 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)

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

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

        1. What is the resolution? Answer the question.

          1. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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?

  19. 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.

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

    1. That really depends on the wacom digitzer

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

  22. 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?

  23. 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

  24. 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.

    1. I’ll buy it from you.

    2. I use mine for everything its one amazing device.

  25. Finally Exynos + Nexus = UNBEATABLE

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

  27. 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

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

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

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

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

  30. 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.

  31. S-Pen and Multi-View or bust!

  32. 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

  33. 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.

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