[Rumor]Google working on super high resolution 10" tablet with Samsung; $99 Nexus 7 for Christmas

CNET released a report this evening indicating Google is working on a 10″ tablet with Samsung.

The Nexus 10 is rumored to have a 2,560 x 1,600 screen.  This would give it a PPI (pixels per inch) of 299.  For reference the iPad 3 has a PPI of 264, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a PPI of 267, and the iPhone 5 has a PPI of 326.  The 299 PPI would be the highest of any tablet.

No details on the processor were released, but either the Exynos 4412/Mali-400 combo from the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 2 or the Exynos 5 Dual would be good guesses.  The Exynos 5 Dual is a Cortex A-15 based chip that is paired with a Mali-604 GPU and would provide substantial power for the new tablet.

The report also indicated Google and ASUS would release a $99 Nexus 7 in time for Christmas.  Google could use the $99 Nexus 7 to counter the impending iPad Mini release.

Look for more potential details at the AllThingsD: Dive into Mobile conference at the end of October.

Update:
Remember this benchmark from September showing a Dual-core 1.7Ghz chip with a Mali-604 being tested?  The resolution doesn’t match up with the rumored Nexus 10, but it does show Samsung has been testing the new Exynos 5 Dual for a couple months now.  Make it happen Google!

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