Samsung was approved for new patents that include a tablet design with a bendable display that could potentially be used for a Nexus 10 successor.
The patents were filed in July of last year and one of them features a tablet that will have the ability to bend in the middle and stand on its own. Another one of the patents displays a device that could be folded up like a briefcase and carried around by its handle. The device in the picture resembles the body of the Nexus 10.
Samsung could use either of these designs for the follow up to the Nexus 10 tablet. They could also be used for a new version of the Galaxy Note or Galaxy Tab. However, seeing either of these designs being used on a device this year seems unlikely. Samsung is also expected to launch smartphones with flexible designs sometime in the near future.
In terms of specifications, the Nexus 10 successor is expected to feature Samsung's new Exynos 5 Octa-core processor that will allow for amazingly fast speed, according to a source at SamMobile.com.
The device could be called the Nexus 11 as it will come with an 11-inch display that features greater resolution than any other tablet that is currently available in the market. The site was able to attain this information from a leaked rap sheet.
This Nexus 11 will also come with an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front shooter, microSD support, and will most likely run Android 4.3, JellyBean or Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie.
Judging from SamMobile's report, it might be a little too soon to say that the next Nexus 10 will be bendable, but it could end up being a feature on the following version that will launch sometime during 2014.