Nexus 10 specs momentarily revealed on the Play Store and then taken down?

Nexus 10 specs momentarily revealed on the Play Store and then taken down?

UPDATE: After a more extensive research, we believe that these are likely fake. This is not simply because the icons on the Nexus 10 2013 were obviously added later -- this could have been done for illustrative purposes anyway. It's because, after delving deep into our tips database, we concluded that this particular tipster has a track record of sending content of dubious authenticity.

There's really no denying that Google has managed to conjure quite the hype storm in the Nexus 5's and the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat's immediate areas. What's more, we're very likely entering the peak, as all signs point to an inevitable release, likely very soon. In fact, the latest rumor, courtesy of infamous @evleaks, points towards a November 1st launch, not to mention that this time around, we could see a white Nexus 5 launch from the very onset.

As is plainly obvious to those that have been tracking the progress on Google's latest workings, hardware or otherwise, the new Nexus 10 tablet that is also expected to see the day of light sooner rather than later, has received a disproportionally low amount of attention. Of course, smartphones have proven to be the more interesting bracket for consumers, but nevertheless, the Nexus 10 2013 is still expected as one of the hottest tablets to come out in 2013. Fortunately, while details up until this point have been pretty scarce, it would appear that we've finally gotten our first break, as a reader of ours has sent us a screenshots that show both the Nexus 5 and new Nexus 10 listed on Google Play. More interestingly, perhaps, we're treated to a bunch of seemingly confirmed specs, as far as the new Nexus slate is concerned. These include an identical a “10.055'' diagonal at 2560x1600 pixel resolution for 300 ppi”, plus Gorilla Glass 3 on top. Unsurprisingly, the Nexus 10 2013 will also follow the Nexus 7 2013 with a Snapdragon 800 chipset, though it's interesting to note that the specs list 3GB of RAM. The photographic capabilities of the new Nexus 10 also appear to have received a boost, as it will apparently sport a 8MP/2.1MP rear and front shooters, respectively. The battery has also seen an upgrade and it now has a capacity of 9500 (up from 9000mAh), and the Nexus 10 2013 is, overall, lighter (584g), more compact (258.9x172.6mm) and thinner (7.9mm) compared to its rather chunky predecessor. Seeing as this is a Nexus device, Android 4.4 KitKat has, of course, been listed as present out of the box. It's probably worth noting that the thumbnail that is shown on the Play Store image below appears to be identical to another render we were recently tipped off with.

Before you go, you'll be probably best served to take these with a spoonful of salt, as we may be witnessing an attempt at a hoax here.



1. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Liked the design...

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Wow... 1 word... Stunning... 2 words Air Killer...

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

3 words... not at $400

8. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

4 words...still less than Air.

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

5 words... lesser ecosystem, hardware, more weight

17. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

lesser ecosystem -> not true more weight -> true, but with minimal difference inferior hardware -> not true, the screen is better (bigger and with higher resolution), the snapdragon 800 is top notch, the ram is higher. Plus, the Nexus has a better OS and will be cheaper.

24. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

469g vs alleged 584g... hmm "minimal difference", yea don't think so. My Xperia Tablet Z was 495g even. 584g is sad tbh.

34. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Xperia Z is a so-so tablet. It does nothing spectacularly. The screen is inferior - just FHD compared to WQXGA on N10. SOC is inferior (S4 Pro), this has 800. Less RAM, and most importantly N10 has much higher capacity battery.

36. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Good point .... Me thinks boosook is full of sh*t 10 to 15 grams is a minimal difference. Once you get to 28 grams, that is almost an ounce and almost 1/16th of a pound.

43. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 883; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Right because 584grams is so heavy, you cant pick it up..!!! Laptops of this size are never less than 1.5 kg

56. jimv1983

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

That's 14 grams lighter than the current Nexus 10 which is already pretty light. I don't want it to be to light.


Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

For tablets, ios is still the best with the best tablet apps. Fortunately we don't have blown up phone apps on our iPads. And BTW A7 is the fastest SoC you can get right now. And next year when 64-bit apps come out. Our iPads will be compatible with them. No, nexus 10 is not bad in any way. But then right now ipad rules.

30. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Do you fully understand what 64 bits are for? They are needed to address more than 4GB of RAM. The other benefits, trust me, are negligible and you won't see any performance improvement in a 64 bit app vs. 32 bit unless you have more than 4GB of RAM. And the ipad air has just 1GB. Next year 64-bit apps won't come out, because there will be no devices with more that 4GB of RAM. And even if they will, you won't see any advantage in a device with only 1GB of RAM. So the ipad air will surely be one of the best tablets on the market, but certainly NOT for the 64-bit processor! As to the A7 being the fastest SoC, well, this may be true, but look at the benchmarks and you'll see that compared to the latest snapdragon 800 it's not so faster. Certainly, nothing that you will notice in everyday use. The two are comparable. Finally, as to tablet apps, iOS may have an edge but not so much. And one advantage of the "blown up app" is that every app that works on an android phone can work on a tablet, while there are still some iOS apps that are not available on the ipad. In my opinion, the two products will go head to head, and if the ipad has a small advantage in some things it will be easily compensated by the price. In the end, it's all a matter of taste: do you prefer ios or android? I'm just sick of hearing the same things over and over: that android has no apps, that it lags, that the ipad is faster... these things were true some years ago and have become a mantra in iOS users, maybe to justify the high prices they pay for Apple's overpriced hardware.

33. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The Snapdragon 800 is faster than A7 in CPU Benchmarks such as Geekbench and Linpack. The A7 is faster in browser benchmarks such as SunSpider, Browsermark, Google Octance. They are about the same in GPU. I think you're right, there will be noticeable difference in real world performance.

39. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

But remember that three Apple swift cores are clocked far lower than Qualcomm's krait cores at an astounding 2.3 vs Apple's 1.5 ish frequency... And that it is a dual core as well.

37. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

And you wonder why people don't take boosook seriously.

49. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

What's wrong with his points? Do they go against your fangirl wishes? Don't worry, that has happened to all of us at least once in our lives. All I see are Apple kids jumping on somebody that's trying to prove a point in an Android tablet discussion. He/she (boosook), in no way, has flamed or attacked your precious little thang called iOS. Fangirls. Fangirls everywhere: Embrace tech for what it is. We have enough with the division of classes, so why do we see the need to divide and fragment ourselves further thanks to silly tech philosophies? This will turn out worse than racism in the future.

41. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

in most cases the s800 is actually faster if it isnt throttled

51. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

31. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

With this specs sheet I doubt it, buddy, maybe the 32 gig model will be $550 rather than $599

22. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Hahahahahaha - yeah, ok fella...

3. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Step aside Air and 2520. 9500 mAh battery + relatively thin bezel + 2560 x 1600 + Kit Kat = Best 10" tablet on the market! Only hope it lives up to its specs. Now for that news about the Nexus 8...

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

3 words... gimme my Nexus8!

14. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Umm...that's three words plus a number. Where'd the Nexus 5 article go, by the way?

18. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012


58. jimv1983

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Tablets need a bigger bezel so there is something to hold on to when using it.

4. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Google Nexus 10 2103? Didn't know Google packed a time machine into the tablet as well.

5. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

2103 lol still nice pa

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Lol stop it already. I mean we all like to wink together at "accidental" leaks but it's a little too obvious. Just release the darned things, quit teasing us.

11. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Wow. I really hope this is true. It seems legit.

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