Samsung “Roma” Tablet Sounds Like a Cell-Enabled Nexus 10
Yesterday we got disappointing news about Samsung’s tablet prospects, with some leaked data on the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 mentioning some pretty weak hardware specs. Don’t worry, as Samsung apparently has plenty of other tablet plans, and there could also be some much more respectable hardware on the way. To that end, some info about a Samsung tablet code-named Roma has leaked today, and it looks like we could be seeing another model very much like the Nexus 10.
From the dual-core Exynos 5 to the 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 display, Roma’s specs align nicely with what we’re familiar with from the Nexus 10. RAM, camera configuration – a lot of these Roma details match the Nexus 10 precisely. Not everything’s the same, though, and there could be some welcome improvements here.
You won’t see a microSD slot on a Nexus device nowadays, but Roma should include one. You’ll also be able to get the tablet online while out and about, thanks to options for either an HSPA+ or an LTE radio. Dimensions could see an improvement, as well, with Roma specs showing a tablet that’s both lighter and slightly thinner than the Nexus 10, without sacrificing the 9000mAh battery.
Ultimately, we’re a little upset that Roma doesn’t push things even farther – like with an Exynos 5 Octa – but the Nexus 10 was a solid tablet, and if Samsung can tweak the hardware a little, more power to it.