Google, Samsung to develop high-end 10-inch Nexus tablet

By on October 9, 2012, 1:00 PM

Google is rumored to be working on a 10-inch Nexus tablet that could seriously challenge Apple’s dominance with the iPad at that size. The slate will be co-developed and co-branded with Cupertino rival Samsung and is expected to carry a higher pixel density than the new iPad, according to a report from CNET.

The Retina display on Apple’s latest tablet features 264 pixels per inch (PPI) at a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 – the highest among existing tablets by a long shot. The proposed 10.1-inch Nexus tablet would topple that with a display rated around 299 PPI and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600, if analyst Richard Shim from NPD DisplaySearch is to be believed.

He says the bigger Nexus tablet will definitely be a high-end device. The decision to partner with Samsung is interesting in its own right. If you recall, Google worked with Asus on the Nexus 7 tablet, a $199 slate that hit the market in July.

Google and Samsung aren’t strangers, however, as the duo developed the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The high-end handset launched late last year and has been one of the more successful Android phones introduced in recent memory.

Shim gathered intelligence about the 10-inch Nexus tablet from sources in the supply chain. This isn’t always the most reliable method but more often than not, information from suppliers can be used to predict future releases.

For what it’s worth, the analyst also says Google will begin production on a budget-minded tablet in December. He expects this tablet to be priced at just $99.




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Guest said:

We're stuck with 1080p in monitor and tv front. and a tablet gettin 2,560 x 1,600?

it's a joke, ain't it ?

Guest said:

At what point does one factor in diminishing returns?

princeton princeton said:

Samsung has already demonstrated what will likely be the display, and blogs are taking 2560x1600 at face value which is worrying.

http://www.nouvoyance.com/news-051311.html

If it's the same panel, it's an RGBW screen. Which means it has the full luma resolution of a typical RGB display at that resolution, but half the chroma resolution. So if you prefer not to have grainy pictures when viewing anything but black and white, you'll want to steer clear of it if it's an RGBW display.

rvnwlfdroid said:

We're stuck with 1080p in monitor and tv front. and a tablet gettin 2,560 x 1,600?

it's a joke, ain't it ?

For now we might be stuck. 4K and OLED are in the very near future though.

ghasmanjr ghasmanjr said:

We're stuck with 1080p in monitor and tv front. and a tablet gettin 2,560 x 1,600?

it's a joke, ain't it ?

I have a 1920x1200 resolution monitor and I've been looking at those 1440 resolution monitors. I believe you just aren't looking hard enough.

ReederOnTheRun ReederOnTheRun said:

Samsung has already demonstrated what will likely be the display, and blogs are taking 2560x1600 at face value which is worrying.

http://www.nouvoyance.com/news-051311.html

If it's the same panel, it's an RGBW screen. Which means it has the full luma resolution of a typical RGB display at that resolution, but half the chroma resolution. So if you prefer not to have grainy pictures when viewing anything but black and white, you'll want to steer clear of it if it's an RGBW display.

Hmmm, I'll have to look into that. Knowing Google and Samsung though, I doubt they'd make something that flawed.

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