Ever since Google announced the Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet this summer, rumors have been creeping up about a Nexus 10 coming soon. After all, that would make sense. The already launched 7-incher takes care of the lower end of the market, but nothing is stopping Google from Nexusifying the 10-inch range as well.
Once again, we’re told that’s exactly what’s happening. This new rumor comes via CNET from Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch. Apparently, the device will be made by Samsung, and as such will bear Samsung’s brand alongside the Nexus moniker.
Furthermore, the Nexus 10 could have a Retina-breaking display, with a 2560×1600 resolution for a 299 ppi experience (more than the 264 ppi on the new iPad). We had heard about Samsung working on a tablet screen with this resolution, however up until now it’s been thought to be bigger, at 11 inches.
With the premium screen will obviously come premium pricing, so the Nexus 10 won’t be similar to the Nexus 7 in the cost department.
Speaking of the Nexus 7, Shim has ‘confirmed’ the fact that a $99 version of that tablet is on its way to the market. Production will start in December.
The above info allegedly comes from the oft-quoted supply chain, so hopefully you’ve had your oft-required grain of salt nearby for this session.
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