An insider told CNET that Samsung and Google are working on a 10 inch Nexus tablet, following the 7 inch ASUS-developed unit Nexus 7. This 10.1 inch tablet will get a pixel density that’s higher than Apple’s iPad 3, according to Richard Shim, analyst with NPD DisplaySearch.
We’re talking about a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel display with a PPI of about 299, that beats the 264 PPI on the iPad 3 and its 9.7 inch Retina Display, with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536. Shim also says that the newcomer will be truly a high end device. Sammy has been rumored to be working on a huge resolution tablet for a while now, with some journalists even claiming they saw a prototype back at CES 2012 or MWC. Google may have asked Samsung to put that project on hold and co developer a Nexus tablet, just like they did with ASUS.
ASUS had to can its Memo Pad tablet and turned it into the Nexus 7. The same source is saying that Google will start production of a $99 tablet in December and I guess it could be a cheaper Nexus 7 here, as we’ve heard in other recent rumors. Will you buy a Nexus tablet created by Samsung?