Rumor: Samsung releasing a Nexus 10-like tablet, codenamed Roma, in a few weeks

by: Ankit BanerjeeApril 16, 2013

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Samsung has been adding has added numerous devices to its Galaxy smartphone lineup over the past few months with a slew of mid-range and entry level smartphones. Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, it looks the company might be releasing multiple tablets quite soon as well. Greek site Tech Blog, that leaked the specifications and an image of the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Tab 3 8.0 yesterday, today leaked the specifications of another Nexus 10-like tablet, codenamed Roma.

The leaked specifications of the tablet include –

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  • 10.1-inch display with 2560×1600 resolution
  • 1.7Ghz dual-core Exynos 5 processor
  • Mali-T604 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 5MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera
  • 9,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Dimensions – 257 x 177.7 x 8.4 mm, 583 g
  • 3G/4G LTE versions


As you can see, the specifications are very similar to the Nexus 10, with the only difference being the dimensions (263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm, 603 g for the Nexus 10), with the “Roma” being thinner and lighter. There are obvious differences between the rumored Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 as well, with the Roma featuring a higher display resolution, better rear and front cameras, and an overclocked processor. Another upgraded feature is the ability to support a 128GB microSD card.

We’ve been seeing a lot of rumors as far as Samsung’s upcoming tablets are concerned, and as usual, keep the salt handy, as none of the leaked specifications, for any of the devices, have been confirmed as yet. All we know at this point is with rumors of a couple of devices in as many days, we can expect a Samsung tablet very soon.

What are your thoughts? If true, what do you think of the specifications of the Roma? If released, will you be picking up such a tablet? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • IF TRUE … !!

    9,000 mAh battery …buuff whaat ??

    If that’s true my friend … then Samsung may attract some people here in India … if Samsung wants to release it with the given specifications ….

    And the price of course … not above 28k …i.e ~ $ 518
    Damn ,… 9,000 mAh ?? *still scratching head*

    • legendary1022

      Nexus 10 has a 9,000 mAh battery. It just charges extremely slow

    • kascollet

      9000mAh in the N10 and 11500 mAh in the iPad 4. Why be so surprised ?

      • Why do i keep running into your trolling comments? Can you please go and post things on your apple forum? I don’t troll your apple sites

        • kascollet

          Just bare technical numbers that everyone can verify. What do you mean Nate ?

          • so far today i have seen you trolling in 2 different articles about android tablets. You bring up the ipad in each one. We aren’t talking about apple products here, as it is

          • kascollet

            Sectarian moderation ? Great.

  • Quryous


    Man, make this an 11.5 inch Galaxy Note and I’ll be the first in line.

  • Josh Flowers

    “As you can see, the specifications are very similar to the Nexus 10, with the only difference being the dimensions (263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm, 603 g for the Nexus 10)”, I’d say the SD expansion slot is a pretty big difference of any Nexus device (N10 included) versus that tablet.
    i was just planning on buying an N10 in the next 2 weeks, now I guess i’ll wait until after I/O to see if Google pulls this out.

    • Anders Mårtensson

      Google won’t pull this out, it’s a rumoured Samsung device. No Google involvement. At least that’s my understanding.

    • Recommend N10. Best tablet I ever had.
      The absence of 3G/4G solved by myfi wireless 3g modem.

      • Josh Flowers

        picked it up last night actually & rooting it now; biggest gripe is the wifi bug everyone else has experienced (so i’m reading)–can’t connect to wifi @ home but it’ll connect to my work wifi just fine. this is kind of a gripe at the moment.

  • Why not use the octa processor?

    • Filip Justin

      That, my friend, is why there is a Note 10.1..

    • kascollet

      Because such a SoC doesn’t exist yet.

      • Well apparently it does, and it is being used is some galaxy s4s. The exynos 5 octa.

        • kascollet

          The Exynos Octa doesn’t exist yet. It is just announced. Nobody has already seen a device with this Exy5 inside (only Samsung engineers I guess).

  • Henry

    The expandable memory is appreciated, but it’s a shame its not using an Exynos 5410. It’s going to be a great tablet; just not the crème de la crème some of us were hoping for.

  • dogulas

    Google i/o? They wouldn’t update that quickly would they?

  • Jason Gregory

    And Touchwiz all over, no thanks.

  • attila_hargitai

    That home/capacitive buttons look ridiculous…

  • I can’t think there will be a galaxy Tab 3 and this “roma” , I rather think this will be the Tab 3

  • RaptorOO7

    Sounded great until I saw the 16GB, seriously Samsung put 64GB inside with the 128GB microSD card slot. That would really make a splash, I would sell my iPad 4 LTE 128GB for that.

  • I like specs. I’d buy. But already have my nexus 10.

  • Jason Bailey

    Good luck finding an 128micro SD card. I’ve been waiting for them to come out forever :-(

  • Saad

    It Would Be Quad core.