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Nexus 11 Octo-Core Specs Leaked

by Brandon Russell | April 29, 2013April 29, 2013 12:00 pm PDT


At next month’s annual I/O conference, Google is expected to reveal updates to its software efforts, and also introduce new hardware in partnership with OEMs. Last year we saw a Nexus 4 (LG), Nexus 7 (ASUS) and Nexus 10 (Samsung), and follow ups are expected soon, but we’re not sure what manufacturers have been chosen by Google to build the hardware.

One rumor suggests we’ll see a slightly upgraded Nexus 4, while another claims a better screen is coming to the Nexus 7, among other new features. A rumor on Monday from SamMobile claims we actually won’t see see another Nexus 10, but a larger Nexus 11 with an eight core processor. Specs are already in place, but apparently the device itself is awaiting approval from Google.

According to a leaked rap sheet, the Nexus 11 will sport an 11-inch Super PLS TFT display, an 8-megapixel camera (2-megapixel front), microSD support (up to 64GB rumored) and an eight-core Exynos 5410 (A15/A7 configuration). That would make it the first octo-core tablet in existence, ensuring it certainly won’t skimp on specs when it’s announced. Those specs coupled with a competitive price will surely attract quite a few followers.

This is the first we’ve heard of a Nexus 11, so we’re not sure what to make of it, particularly when I/O is so close. SamMobile actually details a separate 11-inch Samsung tablet, Galaxy Tab 11, with similar specs, but it’s unclear when that one will hit. From a spec standpoint, the Tab 11 sounds identical to the Nexus 11, but it won’t have the same processor and won’t offer vanilla Android.

The Nexus 10 is a pretty fantastic device that was just outdone by the Nexus 7’s superior form factor and cheaper price. It sounds like Google and Samsung are intent on going all-out with a Nexus 11, but we won’t know for sure if the world’s first eight-core tablet is coming until Google actually says so. Not long until we find out.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...