It comes to us as no surprise that Google has plans to tie up with a certain South Korean conglomerate to develop the rumored Samsung 10-inch Nexus tablet. And by the looks of things, both companies have an aim to give the third generation iPad tough competition by introducing a high-resolution screen which should surpass the Retina display in pixel count and density.
Based on details provided by Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, the guys over at CNET are reporting that the Mountain View search giant is planning a high-end Nexus device. This tablet will carry a 10.1-inch display that will apparently portray a 2560 x 1600p resolution and a 299ppi pixel density, which is still not high enough to go head-to-head with the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro. Compared to the latest Apple tablet, the Google-branded slate in speculation should stand tall in the resolution category against the 2048 x 1536p Retina screen and its 264ppi pixel density.
In the smartphone category, the search giant has already collaborated with Samsung not once, but twice for the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus smartphones. If today’s rumor holds true, this will be the first co-branded tablet created by both companies. And unlike the Nexus 7 from Asus, the 10.1-inch slate will be high-end. That means it isn’t likely to carry a budget-friendly price tag and should arrive bearing a plethora of features that were left out in the recent Google tablet. To top it off, the analyst also conveyed that the search giant will start production of a $99 slate sometime in December.
There’s no telling when we might see the Samsung 10-inch Nexus tablet in action, but chances are high that several Google-branded handsets like the HTC Nexus 5 and LG Optimus G Nexus might break cover this year.