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Samsung to have a high-end Galaxy Tab tablet nicknamed Roma?

Anonymous sources told Greek technology website Techblog that Samsung is going to launch a high-end tablet carrying the codename Roma (which designates the capital of nearly Italy).

According to these sources, the Samsung Roma will carry the same specification of the Google Nexus 10 tablet which was launched last year at the same time as the Google Nexus 4 smartphone.

There will be a few changes though, most probably when it comes to connectivity, expansion capabilities (a microSD slot for example), as well as the chassis layout (thinner and lighter).

One can therefore expect it to come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 Dual SoC clocked at 1.7GHz with a Mali-T604 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot, a 10.1in display with a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution.

It would make sense for Samsung to use the same components because it would possibly decrease the overall bill of material due to economies of scale and would reduce the time to market as well.

We reviewed the Google Nexus 10 tablet in November last year and found it very likable. It is currently on sale for £319 from Google Play.

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