We’ve maintained all along that 2013 is expected to be the year of the 10-inch tablet. If 2012 saw many consumers investing in the 7-inch tablet, this is the year when they take a leap forward and go bigger with their tabs. We’ve already got the iPad and the Google Nexus 10 reigning this market, but this year, expect a lot more competition. With the iPad 4 not having made as big a mark, we’re expecting Apple to do something spectacular on the iPad 5, while we’ve already got Asus bringing out its own 10-inch tablet, the MeMo Pad 10.
Google Nexus 10: Google’s flagship 10-inch tablet features a 10.05 inch display with a resolution of 2560X1600 pixels. Powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor and 2 GB of RAM, it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It’s also got a 5 MP rear camera with an LED flash, but a slightly better 1.9 MP front-facing camera. The Nexus 10 comes with 16 GB of internal storage, as well as a microSD card slot.
Asus MeMo Pad 10: This time, we’re starting with the tech specs, just because they are truly remarkable. According to the leaked information, the MeMo Pad 10 is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 1 GB RAM. It has a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The MeMo Pad 10 comes with 16 GB of internal storage, but there’s also a microSD card slot, so you can expand the memory.
Apple iPad 5: Thinner and faster than its competitors, iPad 5 is also a bit smaller than its predecessors. Don’t get disheartened just yet – the screen size is expected to remain the same, but the edges are getting trimmed down as much as possible. The iPad 5 is expected to have LTE connectivity, and in all likelihood, an IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) screen which would use up to 90 percent less power. Not only would that make for much better power efficiency, but you can also expect a better touch response. While we don’t know much about the tech specs of the iPad 5, there are rumors that it could have a thinner and lighter battery too.