This folks, is our first actual look at what is rumored to be the brand new Nexus 7 from Google. We’re not exactly sure what they’ll be calling their new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean powered tablet, but the long wait has finally come to an end. Today an entire gallery of images have leaked along with a blurrycam video, and we’re seeing the upgraded and improved Nexus 7 2 for the first time.

Recent reports have been mixed regarding the overall hardware under the hood, and that still seems to be up in the air at the moment. We’ve been reporting a late July release for months, and so far everything appears to be right on track for that. Google’s even got an event scheduled for July 24th where we’ll likely get the details “officially” about this new slate.

Today we saw leaked photos of retail stock screens showing this being called the Nexus 2 7″, but I’m going with Nexus 7 2 until we hear otherwise. So what’s new? Aside from having a slimmer package overall and a much thinner side bezel (thank you) we have seriously improved specs across the board. The 7-inch display is now 1920 x 1080p, and the processor is being reported as a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core (not the 600) along with 2GB of RAM, and the device will come in 16 and 32GB storage options.


The images show a slightly redesigned unit from ASUS along with a thinner machine, a rear facing 5 megapixel camera, dual speakers, and micro-USB for charging and syncing. The overall shape, design, and button location all remains similar to last years model, and this thing actually looks pretty awesome. I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

The leakster reveals there is an upper and lower speaker for better sound, dual cameras, and reported that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is in fact on board. Which means we’ll probably be learning more about that soon too. Engadget is reporting the new slate will hit retail shelves like Office Max starting next week, probably on the 25th right after Google’s announcement, so at this point we’re really just days away.

Obviously these photos could indeed be fake, but things are looking pretty good right about now for all you potential buyers. I’ll be snagging the 32GB for $269 the minute it’s available, and we’re hearing the 16GB model will be $229 as well. Get excited folks!

SOURCE: AndroidCentral

  • phor11

    No Snapdragon 600 and no front facing speakers.
    Guess I’ll be sticking with the current gen for a while longer.

    • Walkop

      Wireless charging FTW!

  • Daniel

    This looks great! Can’t wait 😀

  • almo0728

    the bezel looks pretty much the same, other than that i think it looks good

    • flaggy

      If these pics are genuine, the side bezels look much thinner. More long the lines of the iPad mini.

  • scottbrownstone1k

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    • GJV

      Spam much? And what the heck brand is “Pipo”??

  • Mark Rich

    It still looks fat. Can’t these people slim it down on the dimensions? Once you add a case to one of these things they start looking silly.

    • Flaggy

      Sure they could, if the market would be happy with around 60 minutes of battery.