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Samsung made Nexus 11 specs hit web ahead of Google I/O

by Mark Tyson on 1 May 2013, 15:15

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), PC

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The annual Google I/O developer event is set to take place in about a fortnight. We have seen leaked spec/details of a new Google Nexus branded tablet which was probably going to be revealed during the three days of the Moscone Centre, San Francisco based conference. Alongside all the software, internet and developer talk Google usually likes to show some new hardware, last year the headlining hardware was the Nexus 7.

At the weekend SamMobile received some plans detailing Samsung’s “special” tablet plans for 2013. Among the range of new tabs was one called the Nexus 11, this shares a lot of the spec with another tablet on the list called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 11, except that it would be the world’s first tablet to employ an Octa-Core processor. However the roadmap leak showed that at the time the list was made it was still awaiting Google approval for the Nexus branding.

Here are the two tablets detailed side by side:

Samsung Google NEXUS 11*

- 11” Super PLS TFT

- 8 Megapixel

- 2 Megapixel

- Octa-Core A15 / A7 (Exynos 5410)

- Micro SD 64 GB (Rumoured)

* Needs to get approval from Google (World’s first Octa-Core tablet)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 11

- 11” Super PLS TFT

- 8 Megapixel

- 2 Megapixel

- Dual-Core A15 (Exynos 5250)

- Micro SD 64 GB


Another interesting inclusion said to be part of the upcoming Nexus 11 spec is the microSD card support. This would be a very welcome addition for all future Google Nexus devices. Sadly lacking is information regarding the display resolution of these new tablets. TechSpot speculates the Super PLS TFT screen res will be “1,920 x 1,080 or perhaps even the same 2,560 x 1,600 resolution found on the Nexus 10”.

Turn it to 11

What’s with the 11-inch screen? ComputerWorld has published a whole three page article on this subject, which basically boils down to: the trend is for smaller tablets BUT due to the huge and expanding market for tablets there’s room for all sorts of niche sizes.

Apple successfully painted a picture of an 8-incher being so much better than a 7-inch tablet. Perhaps the collective marketing might of Samsung and Google will be able to weave a compelling tale about why the future measures 11-inches in diagonal.

HEXUS Forums :: 14 Comments

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WOW - Release this and you have your first customer Google ;)
hmm, peaked my interest, whole reason I avoided the nexus line so far was the sd slot, my note 10.1 is awesome totally love it, though I wish it was 1080p amoled, well here's hoping its next version does, though I definitely wouldn't kick the nexus 11 out of bed based on what I've read here…
This looks like a promising tablet spec from Samsung, something to match the Nexus 10, though would be nice to see something of this spec in 7-8inch form factor. I also suspect Google will unfortunately omit the SD slot if it gets Nexus approval :S
If they add a Micro SD to the Nexus 4 successor as well I'm in.
I've yet to take the plunge on any tablet, but this is shaping up to tick pretty much all the boxes as far as I'm concerned. Looking nice. Will keep an eye out in the next few months :)