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“Samsung Nexus 10 tablet” may be why there’s no high end Galaxy Tab

Google may be working on a 10in Nexus tablet together with long-time partner, Samsung, according to Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch.

The introduction of this 10in tablet may explain why Samsung did not introduce any high end tablet to replace the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and instead chose to add a Galaxy Note 10.1 to its portfolio.

The Nexus 10in tablet is said to have a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600, far higher than the 2,048 x 1,536 on the new Apple iPad (or iPad 3). That’s 30 per cent more pixels and a 4-megapixel slab, nearly twice that of a full HD display.

That’s a pixel density of 299PPI, compared to 264 for Apple’s tablet. It’s also not far off the Apple iPhone's PPI which currently stands at 330.

The stylus-toting Galaxy Note tablet seems to be more of a niche model, although one that costs less than the new iPad. On the other hand it's still nearly 40 per cent more than the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 launched earlier this year.

The tablet will almost certainly come with 2GB of RAM, a refined version of Jelly Bean and a quad-core processor (possibly an Exynos).