The tablet is expected to be released on Monday at Google's press event where it will unveil the Nexus 4 phone, Android 4.2 and the Nexus 10, a tablet built by Samsung.
Besides Android 4.2, under the hood the tablet features a dual-core Cortex-A15-based 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 5250, a Mali-T604 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5MP rear-facing camera, NFC / WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. unfortunately, there is no microSD expansion slot.
While some may complain about the processor being dual-core, the Exynos has clocked in much faster than the Snapdragon S4 Pro and the new Apple A6, making it an incredibly efficient and powerful chip.
The screen itself will be the major selling point being a Super AMOLED display with a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution and a 299 PPI.
Android 4.2 will bring a new gesture (swiping) keyboard just like Swype and the new SwiftKey Flow, a new gallery application, better integrated quick settings, and likely other features we will see on Monday.
The best part? The tablet is expected to begin selling at $329, the same price as the new iPad Mini which boasts worse specs and a smaller screen.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 27 Oct 2012 12:01