Google is gearing up to launch a 10.1-inch tablet that will be manufactured by Samsung, according to an analyst.
The Nexus tablet will not be a budget affair like the CNET News., and will instead be a Samsung-branded premium product, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told ZDNet's sister site
"It's going to be a high-end device," Shim said, quoted in the story published on Monday. "They'll partner with Samsung and co-brand it with Samsung."
The Nexus device will have a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, which is a PPI (pixels per inch) of around 299, surpassing the iPad's 264 PPI, Shim said. A higher number of pixels per inch results in a better image on screen.
Google had not responded to a request for comment at the time of writing.
However, it makes sense that Google would think about working more closely with Samsung, given their existing relationship in launching the.
It also fits with Google's stated plans to deliver a range of Nexus devices from different manufacturers — the Google Nexus 7 was manufactured by Asus, andon its next Nexus smartphone. Shim said his information comes from reliable "supply chain indications".
As well as revealing details about the Nexus 10, Shim said Google is working towards the release of a $99 tablet, the manufacturing of which is due to begin in December.