Samsung making a Google Nexus 10.1in tablet with an iPad-beating display?

A new Google Nexus tablet is said to be on the way, which will be 10.1 inches in size and made by Samsung.

According to Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, the Android device will be co-branded with both company’s logos, which is a departure from how Google marketed its original Nexus tablet but is in line with how it sells the Galaxy Nexus phone.

The story quotes Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, who says: “It’s going to be a high-end device,” suggesting that it won’t be relatively cheap like the $199 (£159) Asus-made Nexus 7.

So what will you get for the as-yet-unannounced price? It’s claimed that the screen will have 2,560 x 1,600 pixels at a density of approximately 299 PPI (pixels per inch). That’s higher than the third-generation iPad, which has 264 PPI in a 9.7in 2,048 x 1,536 resolution display.

There are no more specs available and the current information is based on what Shim says are “supply chain indications,” but this could mean that the product is being prepared for a launch soon. It is of course all speculative until we hear official word from any of the companies involved.

At the other end of the scale, however, production is said to be
starting in December on an entry-level $99 Google Nexus tablet.

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