Yesterday we finally saw our first official look at what the folks from ASUS and Google have been working on, and that is the next generation Nexus 7 tablet. With a 7-inch 1080p HD display and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean this device will be quite popular once it’s announced next week. The leaked pictures gave us an idea of what it looked like, and now that big sticker on back is revealing further details.

According to the folks at CNET, who apparently received a few pictures from the same source as yesterday, the new Nexus 7 2 will actually come with a quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM. Which is double what any smartphone currently has. Recently the Galaxy S4, HTC One, and a few others have launched with 2GB of RAM, but with it being dirt cheap these days we might as well toss 4GB in there right?

The images and video leaked yesterday were all quite blurry, but certainly gave us a good idea of what to expect from the slate, but CNET received a crisp and not as blurry image of the huge sticker on back. It reveals essentially all of the hardware under the hood right down to make and model numbers, including the mention of 4GB of RAM. This could be a mistake, but we clearly see 16 chips of 256MB of DDR3 RAM, which is exactly 4096MB aka 4GB.

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The image above is a little blurry but certainly states 4GB of RAM if we’re reading it correctly, and it also confirms there will indeed be a 32GB model. Although that was pretty much confirmed already. It looks like this 7-inch 1080p HD, quad-core 4GB powered, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rocking slate will pack quite a punch. And all for just $229 come next week. Who’s excited to pick one up?


  • JT

    Not if it’s S4 Pro instead of at least Snapdragon 600.

  • Cal Rankin

    I am using a laptop with that much RAM? If this comes in at around $200, I am going to start screaming “Shut up and take my money!!!”


    You can also make out the WUXGA LCD which is a 1920 x 1200 display if you look closely. Impressive!

  • sabrewulf

    Note : from an old gamers perspective

    from what I can read it says DDR3LM 1600 256M’16 FBGA96

    so that’s double data,rate 3 ram , LM (mobile not pc) running at 1600mhz , 16 modules each at 256m

    16×256 is 4096 which is 4gb ram 🙂

    nice, sounds like google and asus are making this a developer friendly and gamer friendly (in gaming circles the nexus is a good brand tablet…expect a gamepad with dock station to attach it to, from the gaming world I think this will compete against the new NVidia shield just released (controller with android 5″screen attached)

    to throw 4 gig into a “better than tegra 3” mix means not only does this compete in the ipad mini arena, but also in the race to take on the mobile gaming business too, Samsung already doing this with their custom gamepad that the s4 phone clips into.

    devs will love it too, they can throw lots of data to the ram keeping the games smooth

    google also know that with NVidia making shield android based and the unbelievable tegra 4 chip, and Samsung becoming the no.1 phone for gamers, or sonys mobiles with the ability to play playstation and android games, well are going to corner the games market.

    now can we have a nexus 7 with controller , 4gb ram and tegra 4 please ?