Rumor says new Nexus 10 with beefed up GPU coming at MWC

Rumor says new Nexus 10 with beefed up GPU coming at MWC
This one is an interesting rumor, but not one that we have much reason to really believe. Word has it that Google may be planning to unveil a new version of the Nexus 10 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month, and this time the tablet may have a beefed up GPU.

The Nexus 10 was one of the best tablets released last year, but one issue was that the processor couldn't always keep up with the task of pushing the tablet's insane 2560x1600 resolution. The original Nexus 10 is powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz Cortex A15-based Samsung Exynos 5 chip, and quad-core Mali-T604 GPU. 

The rumored new Nexus 10 is said to be upgrading the GPU with an 8-core T628 GPU, and could possibly be the first product to feature the the Mali T678 GPU chip. Supposedly, the guys at Bright Side of News got to play with a prototype of the new Nexus, and say that the performance difference is "night and day". 

There's no guarantee that the rumor is true, but it could help explain why the Nexus 10 has been in such short supply. Maybe Google has been limiting the old production to work on the new model. 

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Nexus 10
  • Display 10.1" 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Dual, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 9000 mAh



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Pics and videos or STFU! (to the guys at bright side news)

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It wouldn't be a rumor if there were pics or videos, would it? Evidence would make it a fact, wouldn't it?

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2508; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Eh, it would still be technically a rumor because even if they were to release pictures or a video we would have no idea what we are really looking at. It could be the Nexus 10 or it could be a new device called the Nexus 10 Pro. Also, they could just use a normal Nexus 10 and tamper with the benchmarks to make it seem like it's a new device (haven't seen that before but I wouldn't put it in the realm of impossible.)

8. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Its a rumor up until the moment it becomes official, regardless of evidence. Idk what dr. Phil's smoking cx

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Either way, considering a quad(octa)-core next-gen GPU'd 10" tablet I'm holding my breath for, this rumor is pretty promising as that's what required for 100% lagless fullHD+ gaming and movie playback, for other purposes a Nexus 7 should be enough.

11. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

I think theres a better chance they will put a tegra 4 in the nexus 7/10 than this.

24. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2508; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I was saying exactly what you are saying, except I was using an example to explain it... My point was that EVEN IF they released the video, we wouldn't know what we were looking at.

2. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

So the people who shelled out $499 at the Play Store and to the people who spent the extra money purchasing it on eBay will have a unit that will be "night and day" differenece compared to the new one? Sounds like Apple with their 3rd and 4th generation one.

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

So should they stop making new devices?

21. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Oh yes stop making devices all together. That's a sarcastic question that should not even be mentioned. They should have tested the current GPU more thoroughly to make sure it could handle a screen that large in pixels. Releasing a device 2 months after the first one sucks for those who purchased the first model.

18. papss unregistered


27. lonewolf2873

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Difference is they are not saying it's the new model like 4,4s Im ok with updated product hardware. At least Google is addressing problems.

3. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Okay, sounds awesome..Google seems to be well aware of things and is making all the right decisions. This could be my first tablet, if true

4. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That was quick Google :)

5. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

wow.and i almost bought one on ebay. i cant wait. hope its true.

10. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Geez. But the iPad 4 was a decorative and over-rushed update...

12. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Nexus 10 is already getting outdatted by other devices running 1600p + tegra 4s so it makes since for an upgrade.

15. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Wow, I have yet to see one affordable tablet running 1600p. Seen CES things, but nothing that is out now that a consumer can purchase running that. Google will always upgrade things, seems that the original Nexus 10 bit off more than it could chew, so they want a better specified CPU/GPU combo to run it's insane resolution as smooth as butter.

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Exynos 5 quad and Mali-T658 or 678 would be a very nice upgrade.

16. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

ASUS made?

17. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Nope, insider info definitely points it to being Samsung.

22. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

That's too bad then... If the tablet look anything like the Galaxy Note 10.1 then I'll think about it.

25. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

IF it's Samsung, then I am sure Exynos 5 Octa also has Mali-T628. The performance T628 should be twice the performance of T604. Plus, we also get OpenGL ES 3.0 support.

20. papss unregistered

I wish as they make WAY better hardware than crapsung

19. papss unregistered

It's more likely in response to apples updated GPU, too bad there are no games on android that will show the power

23. half_21

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

This is one trend that i hate about google..they release a product then months after they release an upgraded device of the same product on the same price, which makes u regret buying the lower spec model rather than waiting for the improved one...(happened to me on my nexus 7 16gb model for $249)....hmmm,

26. amirata_xman

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

nit interested at all

28. thelegend6657 unregistered

Can't wait for a Google nexus 10S/nexus 10+ , with a GPU of up to twice as fast , 3G/4G LTE , bigger battery , more colour options , better camera etc

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