Just so we can’t complain that there have been a lot more rumors and leaks surrounding the LG Nexus 4 than the Samsung Nexus 10, here’s the second bit of info about Google’s upcoming tablet that has surfaced in the past few hours.
The Nexus 10 has been benchmarked. With that comes some new information about its most important specs. And that’s great, since over the past few months we’ve heard many conflicting things about what the 10-inch tablet would pack.
The insane, Retina-beating 2,560×1,600 touchscreen is in, apparently (the 96 ‘missing’ pixels in the benchmark are used to draw the navigation bar). AndroidOS.in says there’s a Mali T604 GPU in there too, which can only mean that the tablet will be powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Dual processor. That’s a part based on ARM’s Cortex-A15 architecture, the first one to make it to the market actually. In the Nexus 10, it will be (obviously) dual-core and clocked at 1.7 GHz.
Because of the newer architecture, this CPU should easily best Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core unit in most benchmarks, although how it would stack up to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core CPU is something we can’t say yet.
The Nexus 10 has been spotted running Android 4.2, and that makes sense since we’ve previously heard that it would be unveiled alongside that newer (but minor) revision of the OS as well as the LG Nexus 4 and the 32 GB Nexus 7 (perhaps even with mobile data connectivity).
At this rate, by Sunday evening we’ll know everything there is to know about everything that Google will announce on Monday.
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