Nexus 7 2 leak tips wireless charging and Slim Port for 1080p video out

July 19, 2013
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Google has already announced an event for next week. The event is scheduled for July 24th and it is believed that we will see Android 4.3 introduced alongside the next-generation Nexus 7, a device that up until now seems to have been dubbed the Nexus 7 2. Whether that name will stick remains to be seen, however it does appear as if the specs and pricing are being pieced together little by little.

Granted, this is all coming by way of leaks and unofficial sources, however what we are seeing all seems to be on the up and up. Anyway, it looks like another leak has arrived this morning and this one has brought talk of specs. In this case an image provided to the folks at Engadget is showing the Nexus 7 2 as running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean along with a quad-core 1.5GHz processor.

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Other details mentioned include a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. And of course, as the 7 in the name would imply -- the Nexus 7 will arrive sporting a 7-inch display. Though, this leak didn't mention anything about the resolution. Otherwise, this leak also pointed towards a 32GB storage option, wireless charging and a "slim port" that will bring support for 1080p HD video output.

Looking towards some of the other leaks and there has been talk of the tablet having 4GB of RAM. There was also a video leak that offered what is believed to be a look at the tablet. Some stills from that video can be see in in an earlier post. While we are seeing plenty of talk of increased specs (as compared to the current generation Nexus 7), it is also looking like there will be an increase in the price.

The still rumored pricing suggests the 16GB model will be $229 and the 32GB model will be $269. Finally, those looking for the comparison should remember the current generation Nexus 7 is $199 and $249 for the 16GB and 32GB models respectively. Bottom line it is looking like the Nexus 7 2 will be unveiled next week with both an increase in price and bump in the specs.


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  • Darren Enns

    1080p output port was definitely on my own wish (must have?) list!

    • DWdrum

      Right but, the video may support output, but what about the screen resolution. Dying here

      • Darren Enns

        I’m assuming higher res (1080p) but I guess external video option is probably even more important to me…

  • I Want It NOW!

    I am so ready to purchase two of the 32GB models (his and hers) the moment they become available!

  • Pontiac Emmons

    Not sure what good a HD “slim port” does when compressed 1080p movies are 8gb and up.

    Without a HDXC card slot you’re not going to be watching many movies.
    And streamed HD movies aren’t exactly on par.

    Everything else looks good though.

    • bob

      ya but you can attach an external USB/HD if you’re really that space hungry.

      • Pontiac Emmons

        Know any that let you power it at the same time?

      • JeffPowell

        it would have to be wireless or bluetooth storage. Slimport uses the usb port.