Google may be preparing to unveil a larger Nexus tablet in the coming weeks if the most recent rumors pan out. The latest from the rumor mill suggests Google will showcase a Nexus 11 tablet at the company’s upcoming I/O conference and lucky for us, the leak includes a preliminarily list of hardware specifications.
SamMobile, a publication with a solid track record with regard to hardware predictions, recently discovered the Nexus 11 on Samsung’s 2013 tablet roadmap. The 11-inch slate is expected to boast a Super PLS TFT screen that some believe will operate at 1,920 x 1,080 or perhaps even the same 2,560 x 1,600 resolution found on the Nexus 10.
The tablet will likely ship with Samsung’s eight-core Exynos 5410 chip which consists of four Cortex-A15 cores for demanding tasks and four Cortex-A7 cores to handle lighter loads and preserve battery life. A front-facing 2-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera are expected to be included in addition to a microSD expansion slot.
The publication suggests a lower-end version of the slate could be in the works as well. Branded as a Samsung Galaxy Tab 11, this slate would no doubt carry the company’s TouchWiz overlay and more than likely a less powerful Exynos 5250 processor to keep costs down.
Given other large tablets like Asus’ dual-booting Transformer AiO at 18.4-inches, do you think consumers will be interested in tablets larger than 10.1-inches? At what point do they simply become too large to be convenient?
The Google Nexus 7 is the first Google tablet and is manufactured in partnership with Asus. It features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display and a Tegra 3 SoC which itself comprises a quad-core CPU and twelve-core GPU. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, also you get a front-facing camera and ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
The Google Nexus 10 features Android 4.2 with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip paired with 2GB of RAM, as well as a 10-inch screen at 2560 x 1600 resolution, clocking in at 300ppi. There’s also a 5MP camera on the back, a 1.9MP camera on the front, and a battery that Google says runs for 9 hours. Other features include microUSB, Micro HDMI and not one but two NFC chips.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the first tablet from Samsung with a 10.1-inch HD display and supporting HSPA+, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity. It also features a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera, providing seamless 1080p HD video. The device is powered by a 1GHz dual core application processor.
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