The long rumoured Google designed, Samsung built 10-inch tablet running Android 4.2 is now official. The 10-inch Nexus 10 features an impressive 2560×1600 resolution display pushing out approximately 300ppi. In comparison, the Retina Display on the iPad 4 pushes about 264ppi with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels on a 9.7-inch screen.
There will be two variants — 16GB or 32GB – and for now, both will be WiFi only, though we won’t be surprised if cellular or LTE versions crop up later down the line. Powering the device is a 1.7Ghz dual-core Exynos 5250 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and a quad-core Mali T604 GPU. Match this with the latest Android Jelly Bean (version 4.2) that now supports multiple users on one device and gesture-based typing, you can expect the Nexus 10 to run smooth all day long.
In the imaging department, there’s a 5MP rear camera (1080p videos) and a 1.9MP front camera (720p videos). Power is supplied by a 9,000mAh battery, which Google says should be good for up to 9 hours of HD video playback. Speaking of video playback, the Nexus 10 also features front-facing stereo speakers for proper sound-staging when watching movies and the like.
Other specs include microUSB and Micro HDMI ports as well as two NFC chips (one on the front and one on the back).
The Nexus 10 starts from USD399 (approx. RM1,220) for the 16GB version and $499 (approx. RM1,520) for the 32GB version. It will be available on November 13th in the Google Play Store in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. No official word on when the Nexus 10 will come to Malaysia but looking at how things are going, an early 2013 release looks likely.
For more information, head over to Nexus 10 product page.