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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Another Nexus 7 leak shows wireless charging and possible release date


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

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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.

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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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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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.

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

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.

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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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.

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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Nexus 7 / Nexus 7 dos

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

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

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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.

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.

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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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...

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?

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.

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

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.

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!

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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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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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.

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.

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

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