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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 (opens in new tab), 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.

(opens in new tab)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).

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.