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Another Nexus 7 leak shows wireless charging feature

The next Nexus 7
The next Nexus 7

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

48 Comments
  • Wireless charging on a tablet would be pretty handy. Can't wait until this is released. Posted from my Samsung Galaxy tab with Android 4.2.2
  • Is it qi? Or something else like powermat or ??????
  • 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.
  • Isn't wireless charging a lot slower process?
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted from my Samsung Galaxy tab with Android 4.2.2
  • Maybe I missed it previously but what will the screen resolution be on this?
  • nothing confirmed but rumors suggest WUXGA (1920x1200)
  • Oh ok, thanks.
  • Any chance for a N10 refresh? Feel like we would have heard something by now.
  • 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! Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • Nexus 7 / Nexus 7 dos Laggy Tegra 3 / Snappydragon S4 Pro
    1GB RAM / 2GB RAM
    1280x800 / 1920x1200
    No rear camera / 5MP
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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...
  • Thinking I will pick one of these up!
  • 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?
  • http://www.slashgear.com/slimport-hdmi-adapter-review-06272852/ Here is a link to a Slim Port Adapter for the Nexus 4
  • 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.
  • Looking great for me Posted via Android Central App on my Galaxy Note 2.
  • 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... Posted via Android Central App
  • 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
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • Wut... Posted via Android Central App
  • This. Posted via Android Central App
  • Will be picking this up,my first Android tablet Posted via Android Central App
  • No Miracast??
  • 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.
  • Please tell me this has SD expansion!?
  • Nope. You'll never see SD slots in a Nexus device.
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.... Splattered for your amusement... via the AC App
  • Finally another tablet with wireless charging, might be time to retire the HP Touchpad! Posted via Android Central App