The Nexus 10 is long overdue for an an update, and today we may be getting a first look at the full-sized Google tablet thanks to trusted tipster @evleaks, who shared an alleged render of the device with the disclaimer, “I cannot vouch for this.” The image was apparently passed along from another mobile tipster, and comes with a short list of possible specs. Since it’s not from a known and trusted source, we’re more reluctant to believe this rumor than had it come from @evleaks directly.
From a design perspective, the updated Nexus 10 appears to feature noticeably thinner bezels than its predecessor—though it’s still significantly curvier than the new Nexus 7. In the picture above, we’re looking at a white model, though Pocket-Lint has a black version (below) that looks similar, giving the rumor a bit more credence.
The dual front-facing speakers are still there—though they look a little like hand grips for holding the device in landscape mode in this render. Under the hood, the new Nexus 10 will apparently pack 3GB of RAM, an Exynos 5 processor, 16GB or 32GB of storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 3-megapixel front-facing camera.
The new Nexus 10 will also apparently run Android 4.5, suggesting Google could launch the refreshed tablet alongside an updated version of its mobile OS. But whether that means we’ll see the stock Android tablet unveiled in the near future or later this year is still a mystery.
Pulled the "Nexus 10" tweet. Was sent to multiple publications, along with slightly differing "corroborating evidence." Signs of a hoax.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) January 14, 2014
@evleaks thinks the image may be a hoax since it was sent to multiple publications and has since pulled the initial tweet. As we said, there isn’t any strong evidence this is the real deal just yet, so take it at face value.