The rumour bills are all abuzz with news that Google and Samsung are teaming up to produce a 10 inch version of the immensely popular Galaxy Tab. Tech site CNet was the first to break the news, quoting Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch as saying, “The 10.1-inch tablet will boast a pixel density that is higher than Apple’s third-generation iPad”.
The 2,560×1,600 display will reportedly have a PPI (pixels per inch) of about 299, which tops the 264 PPI on the 9.7-inch 2,048×1,536 Retina iPad.
The tablet is expected to be powered by a quad-core processor with at least 2GB of RAM, making it considerably more powerful than Google’s Nexus 7, which is manufactured by Asus.
It is also likely to run with Key Lime Pie, the next version of the Android OS.
The new device is likely to be high end, and placed at a higher price point that its current Nexus 7. According to the IT Pro Portal site, “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.”