Bluetooth SIG listing shows new 7-inch Nexus tablet alongside spec details
After dropping by the FCC a couple of days ago, the ASUS K009 -- a new "Nexus"-branded tablet, according to FCC documents -- has appeared in a tiny photo at the Bluetooth SIG. It's rectangular and tablet-shaped, with a front-facing camera... and that's about all you can tell. Squint really hard and you might be able to make out the outline of the screen, which seems to indicate slightly less bezel than on the existing Nexus 7.
But it isn't all tiny, illegible pictures -- the Bluetooth SIG listing also contains an interesting paragraph about the new Nexus 7's internal specs.
The document confirms the presence of a 7-inch LED-lit display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core CPU. That contradicts FCC documents, which specify a slightly less speedy Snapdragon S4 Pro chip instead. It's possible the similarities in part numbers (the S4 Pro is APQ8064, the 600 is APQ8064T) may be to blame. In our opinion the Snapdragon 600 is the more likely candidate, considering the probable launch timing.
Other specs gleaned from the FCC filing include a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 4,000mAh battery and 4G LTE connectivity. Elsewhere, a 1920x1080 display resolution has been rumored, however that information has yet to appear anywhere official.
With the device in the hands of regulatory bodies, hopefully we won't have too long to wait before the new Nexus 7 becomes official. And if the reported specs are accurate, we're sure it'll be a day-one purchase for many Android fans.