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.
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?