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Specs Leaked for Samsung’s Next High-End Tablet, Named ROMA

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Many can say that the Nexus 10 is currently Samsung’s best tablet on the market, but according to newly leaked specs, it appears a new super tab is on the horizon, this time sporting TouchWiz. Code named ROMA, the tablet is said to feature a fancy 10″ 2560 x 1600 high-res display (same as the N10), an Exynos 5 processor, 2GB of RAM, 3G/4G LTE connectivity, and a 9,000mAh battery. 

In terms of differences between this and the Nexus 10, you are looking at a microSD slot, this one being a tad slimmer, and the ROMA featuring cell data. So far, Samsung has neither denied or confirmed ROMA’s existence, but in this business we are used to that.


  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Samsung Exynos 5 Dual 1.7GHz dual core
  • Mali-T604
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 3G / HSPA or 4G / LTE, N Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB
  • 10.1 inch, 2560 × 1600 pixels
  • 5 Megapixel camera, Autofocus
  • 1.9 Megapixel front camera
  • 16GB of on-board storage
  • micro SD (up to 128GB)
  • 9000 mAh
  • 257 × 177.7 × 8.4 mm.
  • 583 g.

If Samsung does in fact have plans on making this tablet come to fruition and given the specs listed above, are you interested?

Via: SamMobile | TechBlog

  • Sniper

    No, I’m not interested cause my N10 covers my needs superbly!

  • Samsawsome

    Gimmie a quad core

  • Trey Mitchell

    cue home button hate in 3….2….1…..

  • Seth Schorr

    What, no S-Pen?!!!

  • SKG

    here’s to hoping a 2nd gen Nexus 10 gets announced at Google I/O in a month or so .. preferably with a SD slot this time around !

  • Trisjen Harris

    Stock Android over anything Touchwiz!! Nexus 10 wii do!

  • thinkaspire .

    a tablet that has a speaker grill ear piece… OBVIOUSLY FAKE! I’d love to make a call holding it up to my ear though! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • CapnShiner

    1) That image is fake. It’s just a stretched out Galaxy S 3. Tablets that size don’t have an ear piece or that kind of button layout. 2) Those are not high end specs anymore. With those specs, it’s going to be aimed at a low price point if Samsung has any common sense.

  • The tablet pictured looks like the Nexus 10’s fancy cousin.

  • Bruce Bianchini

    Careful Samsung….specs sound grrr8 if the price point is there….
    Plz stick to your original case design……

  • W. Paul Schenck

    The render above looks just like a stretched out S4.

  • Dain Laguna

    ‘this time sporting touchwiz….’

    ….. Aaannnnd the nexus10 takes it.

  • Gabe Andrews

    Very interested.

    Just need to take away that centered home button.

  • Dave

    I still can’t find a single reason that I would want a tablet. Anybody else in the same boat?

  • Working for an electronics retailer, I actually appreciate the physical button. It’s something my older demographic of customers can identify with inorder to operate the device with more control. For my self I will never buy a phone or tablet with physical buttons. But my customers appreciate it and it helps me in the long run.

  • Rodeojones000

    You cannot use the word “super” (or any other positive-sounding word for that matter) and TouchWiz in the same sentence. This is fact.

    Exception: How super awesome would it be if TouchWiz ceased to exist on all devices!

  • drewfus0929

    They need to update the gpu, the Mali-t604 is really under-powered for that resolution.

  • Robert Dessert

    I am surprised that Samsung would go with Exynos 5 instead of the Octa or Snapdragon 600 quad-core. Otherwise, I’d buy it in an instant.

  • john

    are tou that retarded? an A-15 dual core on 2013? You must be crazy and that guy from Greece must be a total liar. This goes also for the last leak he had earlier. Droid life, posting this kind of “leaks” makes you unreliable! You should at least think before posting.

  • TheWenger

    So it’s a Nexus 10.

  • zombiewolf115

    hmm its a galaxy s3-s4 but bigger. such innovation.

  • Hatyrei

    Is that an earpiece for voice calls? zomg… I can’t fathom the look… 😛

  • Detonation

    S Pen support?

  • Jonathan

    You forgot the most important feature — comic sans!

    • EC8CH


  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    Guys, you do know the only visible button will be the home button, right? And no one complains about the home button on the iPad. It’s not like Samsung can currently make the bezel much smaller (if any) than it already is even if they got rid of the buttons.

  • transformer prime infinity is older thanx this and im sure it beats this

  • zepfloyd

    “and a 9,000mAh battery”

    Nice, IT’S OVER…oh wait, so close.

    • EC8CH


      If Google doesn’t make just one spec on Glass just over 9000 strictly for this meme they are missing a HUGE marketing opportunity.

  • These specs don’t excite me. I won’t buy a tab until I can get a decent quad core CPU with a beefier GPU than the T604, and 1080p+ resolution (hoping those Nexus 10 hardware refresh rumors have some truth to them). As soon as something like that comes to market they can have my money.

  • jamie stevens

    128gb micro sd??? idont think you can even buy these

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      Coming soon from Samsung… 128gb micro sd cards lol.

      • hkklife

        Yeah, and even with a micrpSDXC card that large, it is still totally gimped by only 16Gb (~10.6Gb free in usual Samsung fashion) of internal storage for apps.

  • nobody72

    I really want a 13inch tablet; I’ve been thinking of picking up an ultra-book when haskwell arrives for linux but would consider 13inch tablet instead – just need a bit more real estate than 10inch permits.

  • Taylor Hunt

    April fools is over fellas.

  • kevg73

    That is literally the exact same thing with microSD and a cell antenna. Micro SD would be nice. I bet the only reason this didn’t come out months ago was an agreement with Google not to immediately compete. No new tech here

  • Skyla Cowan

    Samsung has actually been really amazing with there updates for all those people who don’t own a samsung phone or tablet and just want to troll everyone. if you want updates then get a nexus otherwise STFU, that said The 2 main reasons I won’t buy this tablet is 1. Those horrible freaking buttons and 2. The somewhat outdated cpu/gpu processors being used.

  • EC8CH

    Stop it with the [email protected] buttons already Samsung!!!!


  • Brian P

    It would have to have a stylus and s note capabilities…I would really like to see the Note 8.0 with this screen resolution and processor!

  • Austin Warren

    That is a stretched out phone in that picture.

    • Brandon

      Who actually gave you a thumbs down? Lol pretty obvious that is a stretched out phone pic lol unless there is a need for ear pieces in Sammy’s new tablet line up

      • Austin Warren

        People who down vote just to make themselves feel better.

  • mmoreimi

    Isn’t the Nexus 10 an Asus product like the N7?

    • daveloft

      No, the Nexus 10 was a Samsung product.

    • EC8CH

      no, samsung made the N10

  • Qbancelli

    I want it!

    I owned a Tab 10.1 for 2 years and loved it.
    The most underrated tablet ever!

    • Dat Nguyen

      Agreed, but lack of expansion on non 32gb models sucked. Feels awesome and excellent screen/performance.

  • j

    is this a joke?

  • Bionic

    X Tablet

    • kixofmyg0t

      False. Moto is out of the tablet game for now.

      • Bionic

        uhhhhh, who are you to tell me that? LOL.

  • Jonathan Bunch

    one serious question… why would you need buttons on a tablet that size?

    • EC8CH

      because Samsung is Drunk

    • because the ipad has one.

  • sweet another hardware button for Verizon to molest.

  • muffnman

    Given the pricing for the Note 8, this thing will likely carry a $1000 sticker price. Oh, and no updates. No thanks Samsung. #NexusFamilyMember

  • Butters619

    Those buttons though….arghghrghg!

  • Steve Benson

    What a god awful ugly turd. Get rid of the goddamn clicker button.

  • wolfedude88

    No because it is almost guaranteed to be $100-200 dollars more expensive than the nexus 10.

    • Austin Warren

      How does that make sense?

      • wolfedude88

        Look how much the galaxy note 8.0 is, google cab sell at a loss and make the difference up, Samsung doesnt have to.

        I guarantee it will be higher than the nexus 10. That’s common sense.

      • PhoenixPath

        …because the nX is sold “at cost”…like every other Nexus device.

        It only makes sense that a non-nexus device would be more expensive. Of course, if prices drop considerably, who knows…

        • Austin Warren

          Not $200 more. You could buy a computer at that price.

          • PhoenixPath

            He said $100-$200. Split the difference and let it go already…

          • Austin Warren

            Yes, I’ll let the ignorance slid this one time.

          • wolfedude88

            Ignorance? You are consantly spouting Samsung Samsung Samsung.

            I don’t own a nexus 10 but there is little to no doubt in my mind that this Samsung tablet won’t cost more. Maybe not 200 but at least 100, kind of why I said 100-200.

            Like I said google can eat the cost of the tablet, Samsung doesn’t have that reasoning to do that and I don’t blame them.

            I’m not saying this new device is overpriced but I would rather get the nexus 10 for a pretty penny cheaper if the only differences are minor like an sd slot.

            The only ignorant person here is you.

          • Austin Warren

            Samsung is the one that allowed them to sell at cost. Google didn’t make the Nexus 10.

          • wolfedude88

            I would say that is wrong too. Samsung built the device according to what google wanted. Google paid Samsung to do this, but google is the one selling it to us the customers.

            That has nothing to do with Samsung now. Samsung for their money from google.

          • Austin Warren

            Samsung is making money off of it. Joint ventures don’t mean I’ll pay you to make it and then not make money off sales.

          • wolfedude88

            Which is why they make money off of every handset they make for google which is better than actual devices sold to the consumer.

          • Austin Warren

            You’re new. You’ll learn one day.

          • wolfedude88

            I’m not new and I know you are a troll.

            I’ve been here since the beginning I just don’t post very often.

          • NotTheTodd

            And I can buy a computer for the price of the iPad. Your point?

          • Austin Warren

            Way to bring the most over priced company in here and add no value to the conversation.

        • hkklife

          No way the N10 is sold at.”cost”. Only a dual-core CPU, plastic body, only av average battery capacity, no microSD slot. N10 os easily $50-75 (possibly $100) overpriced for what it offers . Still the best damn tablet on the market, just a tad overpriced and greatly under-marketed!

          • PhoenixPath

            Let’s see…

            I see CPU, memory, body…


            You seem to be missing a few things: Employees, equipment, benefits, licensing….just to name a few.

            If it helps, imagine this poster making air-quotes when he says “at cost”, but rest assured the device in it’s entirety cost a fair bit more than $75 to produce.

            The belief being that Google/OEM are making next to zero margin on these devices.

  • KennyVeltre

    I’d rather get the nexus 10 and actually get updates.

    • Austin Warren

      Hopefully the Nexus 10 gets the octa.

    • vitriolix

      And as a bonus, no TouchWiz