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Upgraded Nexus 7 Shows Specs And Design On Video

Posted In News, Reviews - By AndroidPress on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 With No Comments »


The successor to the Nexus 7 tablet has been rumoured for quite a while now and with Google hosting an event on the 24th of July we might see an official release. However, while we wait for the release we can entertain ourselves with the first video of the device leaked online. This isn’t at all official and could be a video of an early stage prototype, so take everything from design to specs with a hefty grain of salt.

The leaked device is labeled as the ME571K_PR1_SKU2 by Asus and it should be one version of the Nexus 7 sucessor. The device is expected in 16 and 32GB versions as well as the normal Wifi-Only or 3G versions.

The new Nexus features a 7-inch LCD display and two cameras, a 1.2MP front facing and a 5MP back camera. The motherboard included points to a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, but since other rumours point to a Snapdragon 600 we could be looking at two versions of the tablet or a simple mistake.

Also rumoured based on the video is a ridiculously high 4GB of DDR3L RAM, but while it would be amazing to see that on a “budget” tablet we’re more inclined to believe in a more normal 2GB of RAM.

From the video we can see the microUSB port is centered in the bottom of the device and the power button and volume rocker are situated in the same place as in the current Nexus 7. Another addition to the upgraded tablet is dual speakers, referred to as “upper” and “lower” speakers. This means we have landscape stereo sound, sadly facing the back, which aligns with the landscape oriented Asus logo indicating Google and Asus think this is the preferable way to use this tablet.

Since Google normally launches an updated Android version with a Nexus launch it’s safe to assume the Nexus 7 upgrade will have 4.3 on board, especially considering Google’s upcoming San Francisco event. Nonetheless, rumours are rumours and we’ll have to wait and see what comes out on the 24th, but while you wait check the video on the link, the screenshots below and leave your comments on the section right under.
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[Via AndroidCentral]

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