Google’s next-generation Nexus 7 specs leak ahead of I/O 2013

May 10, 2013
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Earlier reports have pegged July as the release timeframe for the next-generation Nexus 7 tablet. While that still remains to be seen, it looks like a fairly complete set of specs have since been leaked. Some of them touch on earlier rumors, such as in the case of the display. This latest Nexus 7 leak has the display resolution jumping from 1280 x 800 up to 1920 x 1200.

Before we dive into the remaining specs, we should point out that while these are not coming from Google, they are coming by way of a source that has a proven track record. The details have been released by KGI securities analyst Mingchi Kuo. Other specs mentioned in this report include the processor, which in this case looks to be an APQ 8064 from Qualcomm. This would also be a rather big shift as the current generation Nexus 7 is sporting a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3.

Remaining specs look like they will include an HD quality front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and 4000 mAh battery as well as support for the Qi wireless charging standard. Similar to the current Nexus 7, the next generation model is also expected to arrive with NFC. There has also been some recent chatter surrounding NFC, or more to the point, Wallet. Google is expected to announce some updates to Wallet during I/O.

Given many of these specs mentioned touch on earlier rumors, there isn't much in terms of surprise. The other side here is the price. It is being reported that Google will be keeping the price of the Nexus 7 the same. Basically, that is to say Google will have the Nexus 7 available with a starting price point of $199. Further details from Mingchi Kuo show how this would mean Google would be losing roughly $5 to $10 per unit sold.

Aside from a price point that stays the same despite the increased in specs, it looks like the Nexus 7 may also be a bit thinner and lighter. For this, the changes would includes a thinner bezel around the edges and a case thickness of somewhere between 7.5 and 8.5mm. Again, looking for the comparison, the current generation Nexus 7 measures in at 10.45mm thick. All said and done, assuming these analyst details prove accurate -- the Nexus 7 should be getting a good boost. That also brings another point, Kuo believes Google will be able to sell roughly 5 million during the second half of 2013.

[via 9to5 Google]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/JamesBriano James Briano

    I’m hoping for a new Nexus handset on Verizon.

  • gary

    Please be 8 or 9″ screen with 1920x1080p (or higher} resolution. As much as I love my Nexus 7, I find the form factor a little small for me now and the Nexus 10 a bit big. Went out and bought the Nook HD+ and its just the perfect size! Only issues are is it lags solo bad and colour reproduction is no where near as good as either nexus devices! The 2045x1280p resolution is awesome though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mii123me Alex James Simon

    I’m hoping for the rumor that it will have the Snapdragon 800 over the Pro is true

  • titanium_man

    Rumor I heard of a Nexus 11, in the same form factor as the Nexus 10

  • Heidi Sloss

    Anyone know if it will be 3G/4G enabled?

  • fan

    how do they make money if they are losing 10$-15$ for each device? do they make it up from app purchases…

    • ReyMaxwin

      They take 30% of every dollar you spend, they also make money when you use the internet, as they serve doubleclick and AdWords ads. On top of that, they can make it up in volume over time as the parts get cheaper.

  • ZOHAN

    This is bullshit talking…