The next Nexus 7

New leak confirms old information, reveals possible retail launch of July 31st

The new Nexus 7 leaks are shifting from a light drizzle to a full downpour. The folks at Engadget got their hands on a photo of a product info tag, confirming much of what we already know. The following specifications all seems to agree with our previous exclusive leak:

  • 1.5 GHz quad-core processor
  • 7" screen size
  • 1.2MP front-facing and 5MP rear-facing cameras
  • Android 4.3 operating system

The new information comes from the 'Key Features' side of the info tag, which lists:

  • Slim port supports 1080p output for playing HD content
  • Charges wirelessly

It is also being reported that the new Nexus 7 will go on sale at Staples on July 31st, with units arriving in-store as early as July 24th. That date sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Source: Engadget

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Wireless charging on a tablet would be pretty handy. Can't wait until this is released.

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danbutter says:

Is it qi? Or something else like powermat or ??????

eahinrichsen says:

I would guess Qi, since that's what the N4 uses. It would seem weird to have two different wireless charging standards on Nexus devices released within a year of each other.

Robbzilla says:

Isn't wireless charging a lot slower process?

rootedVette says:

Yes and no. Depends on what amperage your wired charger puts out. My N4 charges close to the same speed on the Qi charger than a normal 1000 mA charger, plus it's waaay more convenient.

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dovlek says:

Time to buy a new tablet!

Same here. I have been really considering the Galaxy tab 3 8.0, but if the Nexus 7 can maintain a lower price, it is clearly the winner due to the better internal specs. I have not gotten a Nexus 7 due to lack of camera, but that looks like that will not be a problem on the new N7.

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themuffinman says:

Maybe I missed it previously but what will the screen resolution be on this?

turdbogls says:

nothing confirmed but rumors suggest WUXGA (1920x1200)

themuffinman says:

Oh ok, thanks.

Dirty-Bird says:

Any chance for a N10 refresh? Feel like we would have heard something by now.

Ed 115 says:

i'd like to think so too, but they'll probably do a refresh in the fall along with a new nexus phone like they did last year. my nexus 10 has been pretty slow compared to my nexus 4. probably gonna sell it and pick this guy up.

hmmm says:

Hate to say it but there is something wrong with your nexus 10 if it seems slow compared to the nexus 4.

Ed 115 says:

maybe "slow" was a bit of an overstatement....haha. I meant not as fluid. Which is expected since its pushing out 4x the pixels. im nitpicky like that.

wxrusss8 says:

This is a definite release day purchase for me. I already have a wireless charger for my DROID DNA, so that'll be perfect. Can't wait!

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patchs says:

I'd like to see a specs comparison between the original Nexus 7 and the new one. I've had the original from day 1 and if the new one is significantly improved, I'd consider getting it.

nexus15 says:

All it has to do is fix the lag issues that plague 90% of nexus 7 owners and it's a good deal. The last update google pushed out made the nexus7 almost unusable unless you use an fstrim app.

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Channan says:

Nexus 7 / Nexus 7 dos

Laggy Tegra 3 / Snappydragon S4 Pro
1280x800 / 1920x1200
No rear camera / 5MP

eszklar says:

I love my OG Nexus 7 Wif+3G. Can't wait for the new version myself.

Why do I have a feeling the resolution will stay the same with with much improved colours and contrast.

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hmmm says:

Other than a change in resolution I am not sure why anyone would upgrade to this over the current N7. You wouldn't notice a performance difference.

Robbzilla says:

A lot of people (Not me mind you) want video out. Some might want the camera. I want more storage than the 16GB in my current one, so I might as well wait for the newest shiny out there.

bleached says:

Have you used a Nexus 7 alongside the Nexus 4? The current N7 is a turd at times. The performance will be greatly increases with a Snapdragon SoC.

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Only1Z says:

Keep in mind that your Nexus 4 is 720P resolution and not 1080P like the new N7. Your Nexus 4 will still be faster. Just an FYI...

cgardnervt says:

Thinking I will pick one of these up!

hmmm says:

What's a slim port? Is it a proprietary type format that's a pain in the ass to useand needs hard to find adapters or is it easy plug and play like hdmi?

Here is a link to a Slim Port Adapter for the Nexus 4

FireOnAWire says:

Wonder if the new Nexus 7 will support video out.
A micro HDMI port, or MHL capabilities would be a great addition.
Will be picking one up regardless. Been without a tablet for far too long now.

zachavm says:

Looks like the links on this post got screwed up. All of them link the "Exclusive Nexus 7 pictures" post. Including the Source link.

Looking great for me

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RaiderWill says:

Why does it look twice as Fat as my iPad Mini?
And.. Why hasn't the specs on resolution been leaked?
I agree with what another commenter said.. same res.. And me thinks, maybe a dash more contrast.

ThreeofNine says:

Current Nexus 7: Screen 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi)
New Nexus 7 (leaked specs from 1-6 wks ago) 1920 x 1200

plus 2 cameras and maybe 4GB RAM!

rootedVette says:

4GB of RAM would blow my mind. I'm not sure what we would use all that for. Stranger things have happened, though...

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Channan says:

Why does your iPad mini have such a low resolution and 4x less RAM but cost $100 more?

Will the people who order directly from Google get them a week or two after they go on sale in stores? :D :D

whippingboy says:

4gb RAM? Lol. Keep dreaming. I wish it'd have the Snapdragon 800 instead of the 600,but if this gets 2gb of ram and smallest config is the 32gb of storage for $250, this would be the tablet to beat. I'd rather have an IR port than wireless charging so this could double as a remote, phones are taking off with that feature now. Wireless charging is a joke. I'd prefer standard micro usb for cross compatibility any day.

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Will be picking this up,my first Android tablet

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SnapCount says:

No Miracast??

smooth3006 says:

Staples can take my $$. Ill be there at opening. I cant wait to get rid of this laggy nexus 7. The new model should be 10x better.

Channan says:

If performance is at least as good as the Nexus 4, it will be. :) I still use my Nexus 7 occasionally but every time I do I just wish it was as fast and smooth as my phone.

silverghozt says:

Please tell me this has SD expansion!?

ShaneRay says:

Nope. You'll never see SD slots in a Nexus device.

rootedVette says:

Don't wait for this if you're looking for an SD slot. There will certainly be a 32 GB model though, which may be enough for you.

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lean6rtj2 says:

I had a Nexus 7/32GB for about 3 weeks and went back to the iPad Mini...I couldn't take the lag any longer. I hope they did a better job on this one. We shall see.

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ChromeJob says:

Oh boy, oh boy, would i love to charge my baby Nexus tablet on my Nexus (4) Qi charger! I can dream, can't I?

I'll be grumpy if the new N7 model doesn't work with my dock, though....

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Teejai80 says:

Finally another tablet with wireless charging, might be time to retire the HP Touchpad!

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