ASUS rep leaks new Nexus 7 specs and release date

July 1, 2013

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At this point we've heard multiple different rumors regarding the next-gen second Nexus 7 from ASUS and Google. After expecting it to arrive at Google I/O, only to have the event pass with no such news, we're now seeing some additional details to get us excited. According to one Google+ user an ASUS rep told him Q2 for the release date and the full spec list. Read on for the latest.

We've already heard a slew of rumors, seen benchmark results, and even Bluetooth SIG filings, so at this point we're just waiting for the official details. However, this ASUS rep apparently knows all the semi-official information, and wasn't hesitant to share them either.

As the report goes, one lucky G+ user was prodding for more details on the ASUS tech support channel, and received quite the bit of information. The screenshot below is one of many, and it clearly states internal documents have supplied the specifications revealed. As well as the Q2 release date. Given that, we could be seeing this device anytime now, and hopefully fairly soon.

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 2.09.45 PM

Most of the specs aren't anything new. We've been reporting some sort of Qualcomm (and not NVIDIA Tegra) quad-core for some time, as well as a 1080p HD display. At this point though, we'll take any details we can get. Here's the full list:

- 7-inch LED display with 1980 x 1200 resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal storage
- 5 megapixel rear, 1.2 megapixel front cameras
- Android 4.3
- 4,000 mAh battery
- WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC
- 4G LTE

The ASUS chat rep clearly states they aren't "confirmed" but makes mention of internal documents. So we feel pretty good about this list. Uh Oh, good thing this Google+ user was nice enough to blur out his name. For now we'll just have to wait and see, but most likely many are happy to see the Snapdragon 600 in there, instead of the aging S4 Pro. Here's to hoping that mid July release date report was true.

VIA: Phandroid

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  • Ben Schoon

    i still don’t understand why they are going with a smaller battery…

    • Rage06

      Hopefully Android 4.3 comes with a battery boosting tweak 🙂

    • Thinner device. 4.3 will bring better battery life, and the Snapdragon 600 is extremely efficient. It will be thinner, yet last longer. Is my guess!

    • phor11

      With an SoC built on 28nm instead of 40 and an LTPS display that might use less power, the smaller battery may help reduce cost as well as make it thinner/lighter without compromising how long you can use it on a single charge.

  • kcmanuel

    Why not the S800!?

    Go big or go home! 😀

    Hoping the next nexus phone will sport the S800

    • Couldn’t agree more. haha.

    • thepce

      Price maybe?

  • marclee

    Oh, shit, I wish they would make the display a bit bigger like 7.7 to 8 inch…

    ipad mini is of a perfect size to me.

  • Dolphy Quizon

    That’s great news! but 4000mAh battery is not enough..

  • Murray Snudge

    There was a rumour that Samsung was making this after all the complaints about Asus quality?

  • Pontiac Emmons

    No MicroSD slot means little to no interest to me.

    • John-Smith

      Word, cause the first one had one.

  • More Soylent Green!

    GPS chip? MicroSD slot? HDMI/micro HDMI out?