Talk of the next Nexus 7 appears to be once again heating up. We have seen some recent chatter surrounding the specs and as of today it looks like that is being continued. This latest round comes by way of a report from the Economic Daily out of Taiwan. This report has touched on the specs and has also been referring to the yet-to-be-unveiled tablet as the “new Nexus 7.”
Whether this is the route Google will choose with the name remains to be seen, however it will not be the first time we have seen the term ‘new’ proceed a tablet name. Perhaps more important here, this same report suggests Google and ASUS will have the tablet available by the end of July. Of course, while unconfirmed, that July launch time should sound familiar to those who have been following along.
The latest talk of the specs brings mention of an LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 along with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor. This new Nexus 7 is also expected to include LTE support. Some of the other specs look to include a 3,950 mAh battery, 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM and storage options of 16GB and 32GB.
The specs mentioned here do differ a bit from what was said to have come from an ASUS support rep. Those details were published a short time back and mentioned the tablet as having a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 4,000 mAh battery. That said, we do have to remember that none of this has been confirmed and should all be considered rumor at this point in time.
One bit we likely can count on though — the LTE and the 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. Those two items were mentioned in a recent FCC filing.
A Bluetooth SIG spotting also showed a tablet K008, believed to be a Nexus 7 as running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Finally, this same Economic Daily report pegged the price of an LTE equipped 16GB Nexus 7 at $229. Well, specifically they listed the price at 22,580 yen, which translates to roughly $229 in terms of US dollars. Anyway, time will tell how this all plays out, but in the meantime — it looks like these “new Nexus 7” rumors will continue right up until the official announcement.