The Nexus 10 tablet that was introduced in 2012 will be available soon to consumers in India. The tablet has now been listed on the Indian Google Play store. The 16GB Wi-Fi model is priced at Rs. 29,999 and the 32GB variant is listed at $499 (Rs. 31,000). From this information we presume that Google and Samsung only plan to launch the 16GB variant in India.
Coming to the specifications of the Nexus 10, it is powered by a Samsung Exynos 5250 dual-core 1.7 GHz processor, 2GB RAM and a Mali T640 GPU. The tablet also boasts of NFC and stereo speakers. The 10-inch display has a resolution of 2560x1600 giving it a pixel density of 300 ppi. To put things into perspective, the iPad’s 9.7-inch display has a 2048x1536 resolution giving it a 264ppi pixel density.
Priced at Rs. 29,999 the tablet isn’t such a stellar deal. To start with, it runs on a generation old hardware and rendering content for such a high-resolution display requires some serious power under the hood.
Another thing to be noted here is that the tablet isn’t listed directly on the Google Play store. If you go to the Google Play store and click on devices, you will see a listing for the first generation Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus 5. To check out the India pricing on the Nexus 10, you need to go to https://www.google.co.in/nexus/10/. Similar is the case with the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet. You need to go to https://www.google.co.in/nexus/7/ to look at the India pricing. The second-gen Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi LTE is listed for Rs. 25,999. All the devices are listed as coming soon and none of them are available for purchase as of today.
Picking up the first generation Nexus 10 tablet doesn’t seem like such a great deal. Information circulating the Internet suggests that the second generation Nexus 10 is underway and will be made by Asus this time around and not Samsung. Also, the tablet will be unveiled in the first half of 2014. We think this will happen at Google’s annual I/O event.