In the market for a new, Google sanctioned tablet but not interested in the smaller screen size as is with the Nexus 7? Good news – Google is about to announce the Nexus 10 at next week’s “This playground is open.” event, and today we’ve got our first look at the new device.
BriefMobile today posted a handson complete with detailed photos and screenshots, and they’ve got the specs to back it up. First, the Nexus 10 is a 16:9 10″ tablet (duh) with a high DPI (or what Apple would call “Retina”) 2,560 x 1,600 display, similar to the full sized Apple iPad. Android 4.2 does indeed come preinstalled, as we confirmed last week. It comes with a dual core 1.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 processor, a Mali-T604 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. There’s no SD card reader here – similar to many other devices on the market today, you’re stuck with what you get. This specific device came with 16GB of storage, but there’s nothing to suggest that Google won’t be offering a 32GB or even a 64GB configuration.
The device is manufactured by Samsung, unlike the Nexus 7 which is manufactured by ASUS. The Nexus 10 is coming alongside a $99 8GB Nexus 7, a $249 32GB Nexus 7, and the Nexus 4 at next week’s event.