Google Nexus 7 HD tablet to go head-to-head with Retina iPad Mini 2?

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Thumbnail image for nexus-7-tablet.jpgWe’re pretty sure that Apple have a Retina display-packing iPad Mini 2 waiting in the wings in their Cupertino R&D labs, and now there’s suggestion that Google may be lining up a high resolution tablet of their own.

According to new research by industry analysts DisplaySearch, Google are working on a HD revamp of their popular (and cheap!) Google Nexus 7 line. The seven-inch tablet would sport a resolution of 1920×1200, making it slightly higher resolution than a full HD 1080p slate.

If true, it’d be a screen to match the Retina Display said to be coming to the iPad Mini 2. Apple’s Retina screen would be a 2048×1563 panel with a pixel density of 324 pixels per inch (ppi), replacing the current 1024×768 iPad Mini. Given the Nexus 7’s smaller screen size, its rumoured HD screen would offer a sharpness of 323 ppi, putting it on a par with the iPad Mini.

If true, it’ll certainly make choosing between the two new tablets a challenge. Filed in the rumour category for now, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the smaller tablets in the coming months. We’ll be sure to keepy ou posted with any new developments.

Gerald Lynch