Nexus 10 official: Samsung tablet trumps iPad's high-definition display

Google may have cancelled its launch event in New York, scheduled for today, but the company has gone ahead and announced its new products anyway. 

The Nexus 10 is the latest large-screen tablet to come with the Nexus branding, rounding out a family that also includes the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. 

The Samsung-made device was confirmed by Google on a blog post talking mostly about the latest Android software, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Nexus 10 will feature a 10-inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution display. That makes it the highest resolution display you'll find on a tablet currently with a staggering 300ppi - putting even Apple's iPad into the shade.

Sitting at the core is a 1.7GHz A15 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16 and 32GB options for storage. There's 5-megapixel camera around the back and a 1.9-megapixel camera on the front for all that video chat you'll be getting down to.

Measuring 263.8 x 177.8 x 8.9mm, it's impressively thin and not excessively heavy at 603g - that's lighter than the iPad 4. This is currently a Wi-Fi only tablet, but other connectivity is impressive, with support for Miracast, Bluetooth 3.0, dual-side NFC and a whole stack of sensors.

READ: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean announced with new features

Elsewhere Google boasts that the 9000mAh battery will give you 9 hours of video playback and 500 hours of standby time.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean brings with it a range of new features including multiple profiles accessible from the lock screen, gesture typing looking to take on Swype or SwiftKey, enhancements to Google Now and support for Miracast displays, among other features. 

We're still awaiting some of the official specs for the new tablet, but we'll update this story when we have more information.

The Nexus 10 will be available from 13 November and the UK. The Nexus 10 price is £319 for 16GB and £389 for 32GB.