Samsung and Google to create 10-inch Nexus tablet

Google and Samsung are rumoured to be working on a 10-inch Nexus tablet with an iPad-beating screen resolution

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Samsung and Google are rumoured to be putting their heads together to create a new Nexus tablet. Unlike the Nexus 7 , this new device will apparently sport a 10.1-inch display and an extremely high-resolution screen.

Speaking to our buddies across the pond at CNET.com , tech analyst Richard Shim claims that the new tablet will be a high-end device, packing a screen resolution of 2,560x1,600 pixels. That gives it a higher pixel density than the new iPad's retina display, so expect images and video to look superbly sharp.

He didn't give any indication about just what power the new Nexus would be packing under the hood, but if it's planning on sitting with the other high-end players like the Galaxy Note 10.1 then it'll need to be using a quad-core processor with at least 2GB of RAM.

The tablet will be made by Google in collaboration with Samsung, much in the same way that it partnered with Asus for the Nexus 7. There's no word on what version of Android we'll likely see, but Google uses its Nexus devices as reference units to show off its latest software so it could be that it's the first tablet to be running Android Key Lime Pie .

We also have no idea how much this tablet is likely to cost, but with a stonkingly high resolution and powerful components inside it's unlikely to come cheap. If Google really wants to unseat Apple's iPad from its throne though, it's going to have to be priced extremely competitively.

Google's affordable Nexus 7 tablet has proven extremely popular, but whether it can do the same with a 10-inch device remains to be seen.

What do you think to a new Nexus device? Is there room for yet another 10-inch Android slate? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below or over on our Facebook page.

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