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Samsung Nexus 10 Pops Up at GLBenchmark Sporting 1.7GHz Exynos 5 Chipset and Mali-T604 GPU

The Samsung Nexus 10, which rolls under the codename “manta,” popped up at GLBenchmark today, giving us the first look at specs for this mostly-mysterious tablet.

First, we get confirmation on the incredibly high display resolution of 2560 x 1504. It’s not showing the full 1600 because the on-screen navigation area likely takes up 96 pixels during the benchmark. We can see that the device will also fall under the software build name of “mantaray” and run Android 4.2 at launch. 

Beyond those tidbits of info, we now know that the Nexus 10 will run a 1.7GHz dual-core Exynos 5 processor with a Mali-T604 GPU. For those not up on the processor game, just understand that this is Samsung’s first Cortex A-15 processor, which means it’s their best to date. The Exynos 5 is up to 2x faster than Cortex A-9 dual-core processors, and has 30% lower power consumption than the previous Exynos chips. It also sports an ARM Mali-T604 GPU, which should turn gaming into an unreal experience, especially on a tablet with a big display and crazy resolution.

How can this device not appear at Monday’s Android event?

Via:  GLBenchmark | AndroidOS.in

  • That screen sounds sweet!! Will be interesting to see the price!

  • Raghav Baijal

    This is what happens when you mess with Samsung… Apple really stirred the hornet’s nest.

  • hafron

    Great article

  • hfoster52

    $349 or $399 would be an awesome price and cut down the iPad. I think that would make a lot of people make the switch or add it to what they have.

    • Kevin Olson

      At that price point, I WILL be getting this.

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  • Kevin Olson

    How does the GPU in this stand up to the Tegra 3 in the Nexus 7?

    • Mikey Styles

      The GPU is more efficient & smoother. Research it a bit & you’ll see the Maili-T604 is far superior, for now Lol

      • Kevin Olson

        LIke!! But what about THD specific games on the Play store, I assume they won’t work with this device?

        • Mikey Styles

          More than likely not. Remember Tegra Zone is an NVidia specific thing…..Yes it sux as they have some great games @ Tegra Zone.

  • Asmodai

    PLEASE tell me this also comes with a Wacom Stylus!

  • Mikey Styles

    The real question is what’s the “Price Point” it’ll be sold @ & what storage size other than 16GB could be possible? I hate to even mention it but an iPad(3rd Gen) 16GB Wi-Fi is only $499. One great thing about the Nexus 7 is the Price

    • NicholasMicallef

      They’ll probably sell it with no profit or even a loss so I expect a lower price than similar products.

      • Mikey Styles

        I’m hoping so. I wonder what Kellen or the other guys here might think, my thoughts for a 16GB Model would be $349 & $449 for a 32GB(If they offer that storage amount). Hopefully Google is listening haha

        • NicholasMicallef

          no 32GB option would be completely stupid especially at that resolution.

  • chris125

    Samsung and google coming out guns blazing

  • scof

    can i trade my transformer infinity for this PLEASEEEE

  • teleclimber

    Holy moly that’s a hard-core tablet! I guess *that’s* what Andy Rubin meant when he said back in February:

    “2012 is going to be the year that we double down and make sure we’re winning in that space.”

    I was beginning to wonder…

    • New_Guy

      Now all they need to do is double down on their marketing campaign and watch the money pile up!

      • Jason Brown

        “and if they hate then let them hate and watch the money pile up!” haha

      • Larizard

        if the Nexus 7 “playground is open” campaign is any indication, you can sure bet your ass Google will promote this baby hardcore. ;D I’m excited to see the ads already.

  • Sven Enterlein

    It will all come down to the retail price for me. My TF101 is OK but I’d love higher resolution an more horse power. And, the Nexus experience, of course.

  • I want it because it’s a Nexus.. but I had the Prime for two months and just couldn’t find any use for it much. My Nexus 7 however I use constantly. I’ll probably end up getting it anyway, though.

  • JoshGroff

    Stingray, wingray, manta. I sense a theme for 10″ Google tablets.

  • Jason Jackson

    Its time for the take over of Google with this tablet 🙂

  • That screen resolution… droooool

  • Tony Byatt
    • Sean Livingston

      It looks goregous

    • NicholasMicallef

      If that’s true it looks much better than the note 10.1 and retains the clean design on the front like all Nexii, so it makes sense. Nut sure if the back is aluminum but it doesn’t look like shiny plastic so that’s always good…

    • zepfloyd

      …that…screen, wow.

      Now the guessing game begins…price?

    • teleclimber

      Weird… they used the 7″ UI arrangement on a 10″ tablet?? I thought the ICS arrangement was here to stay on 10-inchers (meaning, three buttons at bottom left, settings and notifications on bottom right.)


      • JB

        That’s annoying, I hate that on the N7. Why waste so much space?!?

        • That’s why I run Paranoid Android on my Nexus 7:
          You can choose between phone or tablet modes for the main UI and for any app you want.

          • JB

            Ran that too until updating it screwed up all of my google apps (took 20 seconds to open an email, my calender stopped syncing, etc). Kinda defeats the point of a Nexus device if you can’t get reliable updates (without having to wipe your device).

    • Guest

      reminds me of the nexus one

    • zachos

      Man, Samsung and their extra 0.1 inches… totally ruined the chance for this to be the first 300 ppi tablet!

  • Jason Jackson

    if your giving this away in a contest. Im gonna make sure i dont get lost in the chat room again. Almost won that NEXUS 7 🙁

    • atari37

      Ohh…your post just reminded me of something. Google might be giving out free Nexus 10 tab on Monday. How do I get invite to googles events?

      • Jason Jackson

        make sure your in Google circle. that should allow you to get invited.

        • Jason Jackson

          or Kellex will tell us

  • Jason Jackson

    IM so saving up for this tablet.

    • Let’s wait in line together. Actual announcement couldn’t come fast enough.

    • jeff manning

      pictures just showed up on engadget

  • Adam Klein

    Is this the quad core version of the exynos in the new chromebook?

    • fixxmyhead

      did u even read the article? its dual and yes its the same one as the one in the chrome book and the chromebook one is dual NOT quad

    • NicholasMicallef

      it’s still dual core with quad graphics.

  • Can’t even imagine the performance on this thing; idk if its just me but i have noticed most tablets feel more clunky than smooth UI wise besides the Nexus 7, Galaxy Notes

    • It’s not just you. I have a Transformer Pad and Nexus 7. Even though they have basically the same hardware, the Nexus 7 is light years faster.

  • JDHokie

    Great … I’ve gone from not being a tablet guy to getting the N7 to now wanting a second tablet? Damn you, Google!

    • NicholasMicallef

      Same here, I thought I’d rather spend the money on a laptop/ultrabook, until I bought the N7 and now I’m drooling all over this! I still want a touchscreen ultrabook too though…
      Thanks for making my choice that much harder Google!

  • Sean Livingston

    1.7? Geeze that’s crazy.

    • NicholasMicallef

      1.2GHz of Cortex A-15 would probably kick the crap out of current gen CPUs let alone 1.7 GHz 😀

      • Sean Livingston

        it is a Cortex A=15 processor clocked at 1.7.

      • Sean Livingston

        h wait, I see your point. Ignore previous comment, lol.