ASUS Nexus 10 confirmed in leaked photo

September 18, 2013
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With the 2013 Nexus 7 announced in July and the rumor mill surrounding the Nexus 5 smartphone kicking into full gear, it was only a matter of time before we get word of a refreshed Nexus 10 tablet as well. And looks like the device will again be coming from ASUS who already had the privilege of manufacturing the new Nexus 7.

The Nexus reference Android devices is already due for a refresh, especially since Google got the ball rolling in July. The new Nexus 7 truly improves on its predecessor in so many way that it puts all other 7-inch tablets in that price range to shame. You can find out more about this impressive device from our review here. Meanwhile, Google is seemingly setting up the stage for the arrival of a new Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 5, which all rumors now point to as being made by LG. All that's missing now is the large Nexus 10 tablet.

There have been earlier rumors that Samsung, who made the current Nexus 10, would once again to be chosen by Google to make a new 10-inch tablet. However, there have also been talks of ASUS, who is revving up its Android portfolio beyond budget devices, taking up that slot instead. Based on this leaked snapshot of a PCWorld Store stock listing, it seems that the lot fell to ASUS indeed and would sell in the UK for 349.99 GBP, roughly $565.

While we'll still need to see more information regarding this new ASUS Nexus 10 tablet, in some ways it makes sense for Google to continue the successful partnership that produced the new Nexus 7. It does, however, put Samsung in the rather awkward position of being edged out of the roster after having produced Nexus devices in the past as well.

SOURCE: Twitter


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  • Ravynmagi

    The headline feels a little misleading or at least not worded well…

    “Leaked photo”, I was expecting a picture of the tablet. I click on the story and there is a picture of the old Nexus 10. So I’m thinking did ASUS make their Nexus 10 identical to Samsung’s? That’s lame (and wow, Android Community got their hands on it already too?)

    Then I click on that Twitter link at the end of the story and find out the “leaked photo” is a picture from a point of sale system.

    • Atticus Daniel

      Highly misleading.

  • Nihar

    Cost should not b more than $500

  • wekebu

    I’ve been waiting for the next Nexus 10, not looking forward to $565. The current Nexus 10 is $399 for 16GB & $499 for 32GB. Over $500 would be harsh.

    • Ryan Steddy

      Keep in mind this is a based off a UK price. The prices in the UK are never simply the US$ price converted – UK and all of Europe’s prices are always higher (unfortunately for us).

      • wekebu

        Okay, I must have misread that. When it’s “UK for 349.99 GBP, roughly $565″ the converted price to US will never be $565?

    • stucrmnx120fshwf

      $350, 400 for the 64 GB, prices for same resolution screen, go down don’t stay the same, prices and amounts of flash, prices go down, amounts go up, at N5 resolution it’d be UD 4k and you don’t have to pay for the 4G radio. Next year we could make N7 UD, with 14 nm, 64 bit chips and RAM for UD gaming.

  • joefresco

    Generally companies charge equal dollars to pounds. I take this to mean that the Asus Nexus 10 will probably be $350 or maybe $399

  • Walt

    Nooooo, Asus has poor build quality and quality control. Count me out now.

    • Jeroen Pardon

      What’s so bad about the Nexus 7 build quality? I think it’s really good.