Nexus 11 specs reportedly leak

While the next major version of Android - Key Lime Pie - may not debut at Google I/O 2013 on new Nexus hardware thanks to a delay from Google, there is a chance we might be seeing a new Samsung-built Nexus tablet launched at the event. A new rumor has surfaced thanks to a leaked Samsung roadmap that seems to indicate there will be a "Nexus 11" tablet launching in 2013, and the accompanying specs indicate a modest upgrade over the Nexus 10.

As you might expect from the name, the Nexus 11 will reportedly feature an 11-inch Super PLS TFT LCD display, likely at 2560 x 1600 (the same resolution as the Nexus 10), as well as Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa processor featured in some variants of the Galaxy S4. The Exynos 5 Octa 5410 packs four ARM Cortex-A15 cores alongside four ARM Cortex-A7 cores, allowing lower-power tasks to be offloaded to the A7s to conserve battery.


A successor to the Nexus 10 (above) is rumored to be in the works

Other rumored specs include an 8-megapixel rear camera accompanied by a 2-megapixel front camera, and a microSD card slot for expansion, making it the first Nexus tablet to have expandable storage. The tablet could potentially launch with Android 4.3 on-board, which is expected to be the next OS upgrade from Google.

Samsung may also launch a similar 11-inch tablet, the Galaxy Tab 11, with TouchWiz on-board; the rumored specs for this device are similar to the Nexus 11, although instead of the high-end Exynos 5 Octa chipset, it may opt for the same dual-core Exynos 5 chipset seen on the Nexus 10. It may also not utilize such a high-resolution display, to keep the overall costs down.

As always, this is just an unconfirmed rumor surrounding Google's Nexus plans, but with Google I/O just around the corner, we'll soon know of what Google has in store for the market.

Source: SamMobile via: GigaOM

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given the horrible sales of the nexus 10 which according to this very site's article, has sold less than winRT tablets, I'm surprised Samsung is even taking a hit again.

android has failed in the 10inch tablet segment. this changes nothing.

The Nexus 7 is highly advertised compared to the Nexus 10, Google just needs to get the word out there, but I have a Windows 8 11" Tablet and I want a new Nexus 7 update, something with at least 2xA15 chips would be nice!

There has been next to no advertising push on the Nexus 10, the majority of normal consumers don't even know it exists.

Way better off getting a Win 8 tablet hybrid than this junk. Or wait for Blue/8.1 and get one of the upcoming smaller 7 - 8" devices, or something with Intel Haswell. Atleast then you'll actually have a useful device and can replace a laptop at the same time.

/s. For most of users this tablet will be fine, sadly windows 8 just brought discontent to the pc community and now while it's tablet optimized... it doesn't mean you can get the best experience on such OS.

Sadly I am tired of waiting for an affordable tablet with W8 on it. The Nexus 7 is like £179. Unless a third party announces a soon to be released 7/8" W8 tablet then I'm going to not bother and go with Android.

speak for yourself sales of the nexus 10 have been mediocre and windows 8 tablets have sold better than all of google's 10 inch devices for a simple reason: android on a large screen is a non starter. too limited, too old. unable to replace a PC.

Junk UI of Windows 8 over a decent UI but slightly cheaper exterior plastic... yeah I know where my money is going.

I was never talking about Android replacing the PC. We are talking about tablets here. All I want it a tablet for casual use while I chill on the sofa and sadly Microsoft or any PC doesn't have a tablet out there that is in the lower price bracket like the 7" Nexus.

I call BS on this rumor. Google has stated MANY times that they will not be releasing a Nexus device with ext-sd simply because it does not fit the vision of Android and makes the whole MTP process a little more tricky. If anything these are specs for a new Samsung Tab but NOT a Nexus Device.

Sorry, but that's one of the ugliest tablets I have EVER laid eyes on! Reminds me of the bulbous designs of GM cars and trucks from the late 90's to early 2000's...

Couple that with the specs that scream battery hog, the crappy Scamsung build quality, and Android tablet apps that scream "I suck", no thanks. I'll wait for the iPad 5.

Why do people carry on pursuing this line of insane ignorance? Modern Android tablets and phones are actually far better on their batteries because efficiency gains are being made at the same time as performance gains. A CPU being more powerful doesn't automatically mean it will consume more power.

So for the next couple generations it's fine. We can have a Nexus 5 and 6 and a Nexus 8 and 9. But in 3 years, they're going to have to come up with a new naming convention.

ShareShiz said,
Nexus 7 v2

Exactly. I think many people don't realize that the number isn't a generation number, it's the screen size. Basically. So yeah, newer versions of those tablets would most likely be v2, or say second gen, third gen, etc. etc.

I have a Nexus 10 (16GB) and the lack of a MicroSD ****es me off to this day. Sure I can use the OTG and add as much as I want and do, but at $400, it's at the limit of what I'd ever pay for an android device. Windows tablets are rumored to be going for $200 soon. Android's appeal for me and I suspect many others was pure price that allowed me to do less than what I really wanted, but was good enough. Mow the game is changing.

ShareShiz said,
About time, Google finally putting on a microSD slot. Reason why I didn't buy a Nexus 7.

may I ask what is the scenario that you would use an SD card with a nexus 7? I can't think of one for myself.

You are given just 8-16gb, some of it is taken up by the Android OS, and a lot of it from Apps (with data), that doesn't leave a whole lot of room for videos, ebooks, music, etc. that people want to use their tablets for too.

This is why I opted to go for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, simply because it had a microSD slot.

I now have ~40gbs on my tablet. 32gb of data from the SD card, and 8gb (not fully used) from the ROM.

Its better to have space, than to need space later on.

ShareShiz said,
About time, Google finally putting on a microSD slot. Reason why I didn't buy a Nexus 7.

32GB ought to be enough for anybody.

I know it's silly to argue against having an microSD slot, but personally I don't mind not having one. There's no fumbling around with cards - I just wirelessly transfer whatever data I need on my devices. The 32GB in my Galaxy Nexus and the 16GB in my Nexus 7 have suited me just fine.

Besides, microSD slots bring back bad memories of the Android 2.x days when I had to keep trying to free up internal memory by selecting apps to be stored on the SD card.

petrolly said,

may I ask what is the scenario that you would use an SD card with a nexus 7? I can't think of one for myself.

I have an 8GB nexus 7. If I install Horn, I basically can't install any other games on it.

I have a TAB 7 and use the SD card all the time. Easier for me to fill it with music and photos. SD card is VERY nice option to have.