Samsung Nexus 10 officially announced

by: Andrew GrushOctober 29, 2012

Samsung Nexus 10

Google isn’t going to let something like Hurricane Sandy slow them down. Despite the cancellation of today’s Android event, Google decided to go ahead with the unveiling of several new Nexus devices and Android 4.2, as planned. Google’s official blog post not only confirms the Nexus 4, but the new Samsung Nexus 10 as well.

Today’s Samsung Nexus 10 announcement confirms the device will have an impressive 10-inch 2560 x 1600 display. For those keeping score, yes this does beat out Apple’s retina display found in the latest iPad. While we don’t know everything about the hardware yet, we do know that the newly announced tablet will feature a Samsung Exynos 5 SoC and a Mali 604 GPU.

Other confirmed information includes the ability to play up to 9 hours of video playback on a single charge. The curved metallic tablet is also only 8.9mm thick and weighs just 603 grams. Not surprisingly, it also will run on Android 4.2, like the recently announced Nexus 4.

As for the pricing, the Nexus 10 will cost $399 for a 16GB model or $499 for the 32GB version in the United States. Official pricing for other countries has yet to be announced. Anyone excited about Samsung’s new 10-inch Nexus tablet?

  • thelenne

    Yes Yes Yes!!!!!!!! I’m going to buy this one, that’s for sure!

  • Jared Persinger

    YES!!! Going to buy one in about a month!!

  • saxon

    Cant wait, going to buy this and the bargain Nexus 4! :D

  • saxon

    Also, its a Samsung Exynos 5 isnt it? Not Exynos 4….

    • nope its a totaly new cpu, new architecture and everythig, this is gonna be a fcking beast

  • Maaaan if only it was $350 or better yet, $299… -__- I have to really weigh my options. $399 at 16GB with no microSD is a huge turnoff for me. I’ll stick with the Nexus 7, 32 GB at $250.

    • William

      I agree. NEXUS needs to be more unified. The Nexus 7 seems to have the best overall features.

      • MasterMuffin

        Nexus 7 is a budget device, this is ment against ipad 3/4 so nexus 10 has better overall features….

  • Kassim

    At £320 and £390 on the UK Play Store for the 16GB and 32GB version respectively, I may have reason to make my Nexus 7 “obsolote”(ish)!!

    Blasphemy? Maybe.

    But still, this sort of spec and pricing finally gives ‘flagship’ Android tablets a surer leg to stand on relative to the competition (new and old).

    Google’s Nexus program is the white knight riding to Android’s ‘rescue’ in the tablet market…

  • MasterMuffin

    ★☆★☆★☆★☆TYPO ALERT☆★☆★☆★☆★

    “While we don’t know everything about the hardware yet, we do know that the newly announced smartphone…”
    I hardly think that nexus 10 is a smartphone :)

    • Andrew_Grush

      lol… thanks for catching that MasterMuffin. Was attempting to get this out A.S.A.P… sorry about that. Would be a massive smartphone screen, huh? :)

      • MasterMuffin

        but can’t get any cooler than calling with a 10″ phone :D

  • Wayne Steed

    Nexus 10 with 3G would be nice, 64GB option too possibly. Why never 3G, I’ll wait for that thanks.

  • selling my 7 to help pay for this lovely thing

  • Really excited about this!!! This thing is going to be a beast!