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Two Renders of New Samsung-made Nexus 10 Arrive (Updated)

Update:  These renders were submitted to a handful of sites, including ours. We’d lean on this being fake rather than close to being real. Take it for what it’s worth. Move along.

Are these two pictures of the new Nexus 10 made by Samsung? Industry leaker @evleaks posted up the picture below moments ago with a warning that he couldn’t confirm any of the details as they were sent to him as a tip. His tip suggested that the device will again be made by Samsung (not Asus as has been previously reported) and will feature an Exynos 5 chipset, WQXGA display, 3GB RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage, 5MP rear camera, 3MP front camera, and run Android 4.5. The images also show front-facing speakers and transparent Kit Kat notification and navigation areas.

Sound odd? Well, we received similar information from what may be a separate source within the last 24 hours, but have been sitting on it. 

Sources of our sent us the image you are seeing at the top from an industry inventory system, which appears to be an identical device to the one posted by @evleaks. Our sources also said that the device is listed as running Android 4.5 and will come in both black and white variants.

Clearly, none of this is confirmed at this time and is mostly a complete mystery. With that said, in the past, device renders have shown their version of Android in the clock (ex:  4:30 meant Android 4.3), though that theory went out the door a little bit with hiccups in the release of Android 4.4. This also could be a troll job.

With availability of the current Nexus 10 dropping in and out of stock on Google Play, it seems like the right time to release a new 10-inch tablet. I’m just wondering why we need Android 4.5 already or if Google even has it ready.


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Via:  @evleaks
  • Robert Sailand

    The original nexus 10 had a screen resolution of 2560 by 1600 it has two front facing speaker’s it has a very fast processor it has 2 gigs of ram. The tablet is still smoking fast. If this new tablet only has marginally better specs is paying for a new tablet really worth it. Now if Google can come up with a tablet that will blow away the old tablet then I will buy one. Look at the first nexus 7 and then the new one better screen resolution a back facing camera two speakers not just one a faster processor now that was a upgrade. Let’s hope Google can do better than what we see here.

  • Relja Mikanovic

    OMG! Look at the second picture. Time is “4.50”, which means Android 4.5! New version???

  • artsr2002

    I actually prefer the aspect ratio of my friend’s Ipad Mini to my OG Nexus 7. I know. I know. I have my flame suit on. Anyways, are there any Android tablets with similar ratio? The LG GPE Pad looks close so I’ve been thinking about getting that one. I don’t need 10″ tablet tho. Thanks.

  • Michael swaim

    Just as MKBHD Said “i will NOT get red of my OG Nexus 10 till a New N10 comes out with front facing speakers” AGREED????

    One thing to remember for any of you that don’t own a N10…….Sure you have these big grills going down both side of your n10, but if you look under the right lighting…..look at the gill and there are 3 ports on each side toads the top of the grills …that’s where your sound comes from….the rest of the gill from the middle down is just for look and grip.

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  • Richard Giordano

    Pretty nice looking nexus 10 and would like to see how Android 4.5 kitkat to turn it out. So moto could quickly jump on it to get to there moto x and Droid line.

  • Jordan

    I don’t care how much it is, I want it.

  • Maxim∑

    So we still have a while to wait. I would be shocked if 4.5 comes out that fast, especially when ~1.5% of the market is on kitkat. Pretty much Motorola and Nexus/GPE owner only have KK

  • Ryan

    Too late I bought a G pad instead and im not regretting it. 8.3 inches is the perfect size.

    • jrgray27

      Same here, waited and waited so I went LG G Pad 8.3.

    • Michael Hunt

      I as well got the G pad and have 0 regrets

    • J Davis

      Been holding off on the G pad GPE to see what Google was going to do next. I am truly stuck now. I love the 10″ form factor but the 8.3 seems just right. What are your thoughts?

      • Ryan

        I have the regular G-Pad v-500 not the GPE. Honestly its small bezels except on the side is perfect for holding and with more screen real estate it looks bigger. Since I have the v500 there are roms out there to put on 4.4.2 if i want. But for watching movies doing reports on it its perfect. Not too big or bulky, Super light, and fits in my jean pockets. Im not a hipster with super tight pants so might not fit those lol. I tried Roms but I like the LG UI. I know i am about to get down voted but I like it. Slide aside and Q slide are awesome for me since I multi task a lot for work. This is perfect because I can go back and forth between Vanilla and OEM with recovery and back ups when needed. Also I have a 64GB SD card which is a huge plus. If you have any other Questions ill help you out the best I can.

        • J Davis

          Really appreciate your help. Wife has Ipad mini and I have been rocking a Xoom forever so its time to upgrade for me. I’m reeeally leaning towards the G pad. Thanks

        • A.J.

          I have the G2 and the G Pad and I agree about the LG UI. I really like it personally. It doesn’t slow down the phone or tablet at all and at least for me it doesn’t get in the way.

  • n11

    Wouldn’t it be great if along the navigation row had a list of all your running/popular apps? And if you wanted to run multiple apps side-by-side at once (like W8) you just drag that app icon to the side of the screen you want.

    • poop

      That could happen on more powerful devices, or at least more RAM-backed ones, but probably not on a Nexus any time soon. Android 4.x doesn’t seem like it will be the one to popularize this feature, or even mention it. 5.x however…

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  • Lucky Armpit

    Too late Google, I already bought something else. Got tired of waiting.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    In response to your last question, if a new device comes out they usually pair it with an upgrade. Wouldn’t it be kind of weird to have the next nexus still in 4.x?

    • BrianRoskamp

      Nexus 7 (2013) didn’t come with an OS upgrade, IIRC.
      Nexus 5 came with 4.4, which was still a minor update.

      I don’t think it’s beyond reason to think the new Nexus 10 would come with another minor update (4.5).

      With Google having 3 main hardware devices in their Nexus line (5, 7 and 10) it’s kind of unreasonable to think that each new hardware version would came with a new major OS update. If they did as you suggest and upgrade to a new major release with each hardware release, we would have gone from Android 4.x to Android 7.x in a matter of 6 months.

  • duke69111

    He’s already pulled this from twitter.

  • brkshr

    Wish it came with a Qualcomm processor!

    • John Legere

      Yeah, disappointing

  • charesa39

    I am so ready for a new Nexus 10. Although my HP TouchPad has served me well over the years, it’s hard to hide the fact that it’s getting a little long in the tooth.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    How long are we going to stay on 4.x ?

    • Matthew Rebmann

      Does it really matter? It’s an upgrade either way

    • Pedro

      Five upgrades in the last couple years. What’s the big deal?
      Maybe they should go hex, and not move to 5.0 until after 4.f

  • sagisarius

    Well, it’s now totally out of stock on google play. So maybe this will show up in the next few days.

    • charesa39

      Both models are showing OOS for me right now…

  • mike

    On the top image… it seems as if the sides of the screen are way too in focus vs the rest of the tab, in my opinion. Light reflection seems off.

  • imns

    If it has an IR transmitter, I will seriously consider it.

  • Lorenzo Rey Camejo

    We definetely need 4.5 already, to get rid of the Holo blue leftovers, to fix the quicksettings which are a mess, and to bring transparent status bar and navigation bar to all google apps! (The ones that are in the playstore, and the ones that are not)

  • DJ SPY

    Samsung??? Noooooooo! Their radios suck. Dropping Wi-Fi and barely getting a signal while my Nexus 7 NEVER drops it and has a better signal.

    • Rodeojones000

      I own the Samsung-made original Nexus 10 and I have none of these Wi-Fi issues you speak of.

      • Manthas

        Sadly, it seems like a production run issue; some people are fine, others like myself, and DJ Spy have horrible WiFi reception on the device. I frequently have to enable / disable Airplane mode to recover my WiFi connection. It’s not hard to find numerous reports of this type of issue on the 1st gen N10 device, and Samsung is notorious for using sub-par radios in their devices.

        • Mike Hilal

          Mine had issues when using a mobile hotspot, but I think that was the Gnex’s fault more than the 10. I guess I got one of the “good” batch.

  • John Legere

    Only Samsung product I’ll buy.

    • Jim890

      Weren’t you the one bashing on Samsung touchwiz post yesterday ? Don’t get me wrong I’m glad to see you liking Samsung products too. 🙂

      • Franklin Ramsey

        This wouldn’t have Touchwiz. It’s a Nexus.

        • Jim890

          I know that. I was talking about Samsung products in general.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well he can bash Samsung Touchwiz and like a Samsung product that doesn’t come with Touchwiz. I think that is allowed?

          • Jim890


      • John Legere

        Ill never buy a samsung touchwiz. I will buy a samsung nexus

  • Mike Hilal

    Why does it have to be landscape….portrait is so much more useful

    • John Legere

      Buy an iPad?

      • Mike Hilal

        I have a nexus 10 already…but the overwhelming majority of android apps are set up for portrait viewing. Why not make it like the N7-2013?

        • Rob Schlegel

          Turn the tablet 90 degrees. The camera is in the right place here IMO, video chat sucks in portrait and its location is annoying on the N7.

          • Mike Hilal

            I’d like to know how many people really use the video chat, because I really havent seen many to date that dont have ipads.

          • Jordan

            True. I have never used video chat.

    • DrewNusser

      Wait, why can’t you turn it 90 degrees?

      • Mike Hilal

        You can, but it feels awkward in the hand vs how it feels in landscape. The execution of the N7 13 makes it feel natural in both. So why not make a 10″ version of that?

    • Vanquishgc

      I’m pretty sure you can use the tablet in portrait mode. Screen rotation, man……

      • Mike Hilal

        You can, but it feels awkward in the hand vs how it feels in landscape. The execution of the N7 13 makes it feel natural in both.

        • Kevin

          I ask myself the same question. I like my Nexus 10 but, I’d like to also read in portrait. It feels so much better. If they would make it like the Nexus 7 it will feel so much comfortable.

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  • Halorl

    It seems a little quick for talk about Android 4.5…

  • Michigan Guy

    Is it just me or does this look bigger than 10 inches?

    • sagisarius

      Hit “ctrl -” and it will get smaller.

      • sagisarius

        In all seriousness though… I think what you’re seeing is that the bezels are way smaller.

    • Lynton

      That’s what she said?

    • T4rd

      I get that a lot…

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  • MichaelFranz

    I need a verizon LTE tablet bigger then 7 inches. Anything i have to chose from is nearly 2-3 years old or has outdated specs. My Xoom therefore lives on running kit kat and all

  • Ian Smith

    incredible – a tablet that looks like…. a tablet. phone leaks are much more interesting to me. even if this is fake, i’m sure it’s not far off!

  • samosa queen

    It’s too early for this leak to be real.

    • sagisarius

      Early in relation to what?

      • samosa queen

        Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5 got announced 2 months ago. It’s way too early in my sense.

        • sagisarius

          I feel like with google it has to leak for at least a month before they announce anymore.

        • poop

          That’s implying that Google is predictable. While you think they are, they really aren’t about most of the time.

    • Lorenzo Rey Camejo

      Early? this should’ve been announced back in october with the Nexus 5

      • Jordan


  • anezarati

    i love you guys and follow your site more than other android blogs, but are you all just going to repost everything that evleaks posts on twitter?

    • Philip J. Fry

      Because just about every time he post something, it usually comes true.

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      • sagisarius

        Or some version of it… Nexus 8 was actually a GPE G Pad 8.3. Though this seems even more precise of a prediction.

      • anezarati

        except for this…he already pulled it and tweeted that he thinks it is a hoax now.

        • Matthew Rebmann

          Still doesn’t change the fact that 90% of time when he tweets something it’s worth taking a good look at. I don’t really read twitter much, this is my android news site. I’m okay with it

        • Philip J. Fry

          That’s why I said “just about” 🙂

      • Vanquishgc

        Yeah evleaks has historically been very accurate. If not exactly right, then very close to it.

  • BobbyG

    Need a 10 inch tablet, been waiting for while now

  • Philip J. Fry

    I hope so. I didn’t get the 1st n10, but I WILL be getting this one.

  • TSK

    Maybe I’m looking into this too much, but there was a 5 “hidden” in the wallpaper on the Nexus 5, well there is kind of a lopsided 10 in the wallpaper of these leaks. Maybe people have too much time on their hands, but that sees like something that wouldn’t be faked.

    • Steve B

      That wallpaper is on the Nexus 5.

      • TSK

        whelp, that didn’t last long. it still is a lopsided 10, however.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      I think you may have a valid point.

    • zurginator

      That’s the first thing I would mimic if I was making a fake.

  • BeLogical

    Man, I have been waiting for this forever. Sold my Nexus 7 awhile back and really want this. Hurry up Nest… I mean, Google!

  • Chad Oliver

    If it is 4.5, they probably made a significant improvement with ART.

    • turdbogls

      that, or the new camera stuff….either way, I’m excited.

      • Steve B

        Yes, make me RAW Google.

        • Pedro

          That’s VZW.

  • Alex Boro

    No! I’m ready for Android 5.0 already.

  • EC8CH

    Glad to see they kept the front facing speakers

    • Ajmcnicol

      I think those are grips..not speakers. Specially considering their position..thats where u hold the tablet..yours hands would cover the speakers.

      • EC8CH

        pretty sure they’re speakers…. that’s where they are on the original N10

        • Ajmcnicol

          No..the original Nexus 10 speakers where on the front but on the INSIDE part of the bezel…right up next to the screen.
          This is at the outer edge where yours hands would rest…so doesnt make sense for them to be speakers.

      • John Legere

        No, definitely speakers.

        • jonzey231

          Seriously, is that you John? I know you’re all over Twitter (and retweeted me last week =D) but here on Droid Life?

          • John Legere

            No, sorry to kill your dream

          • JoshGroff

            Shot through the heart, and you’re to blame.

      • TND

        Grips really?!?

  • Ajmcnicol

    I cant wait till this comes out.
    Not because i want the new 10 incher.

    Cause i want the old one. Its still a great tablet and for my useage (media consumption), i cant wait to pick one up dirt cheap on ebay once people start to unload them to get this one.

    On that note, i like the grip on the sides. People have this aversion to bezels. But frankly, i like some cause it makes it easier to hold.

    • Love my Nexus 10. It really is a great tablet.

      • Mike Hilal

        My only gripe about the 10 is that it’s not portrait. 99.99999% of apps are set up for portrait viewing and you end up using the thing sideways most of the time.

      • T_Dizzle

        Same here. A lot of people complain about lag but mine runs perfect.