The new Nexus 7 leaks again, looks familiar

Another leak from @evleaks shows the new Nexus 7 in a detailed press render, and the image confirms our earlier exclusive pictures and video of the coming tablet. The matte finish back with the Nexus logo in a landscape format, as well as the large rear camera opening are on board. If you have a good eye, you can also see the notification light on the bottom bezel around in the front.

We're absolutely expecting to hear and see everything there is to know about the Nexus 7 sequel this coming Wednesday (July 24) where Android head Sundar Pichai has a breakfast event planned for the press. We'll be there, and be bringing you all the news live as it happens. For now, bask in the Nexus glory this press render delivers.

Source: @evleaks

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • I know we have to hold it but is it me or is it just a little too much bezel? Posted via Android Central App
  • The current Nexus 7 has a pretty "large" bezel but it is actually really good and is large enough for you to be able to hold it, unlike an iPad Mini with its bezel that is too tiny. Now knocking the iPad just stating that that has really small bezels and the larger ones, like the ones on the Nexus 7 are better.
  • I have a nexus 10 and can bash apple with the best of them. But my gf has an iPad mini and the physical appearance of it is beautiful. The bezel is thin but the iPad knows when you have your thumb on the egde of the screen to hold it and doesn't register that as a touch. The mini looks way better than this imo. It barely looks different from the 1st. Posted via Android Central App
  • Ya ya go N10, Posted via Android Central App
  • I have to agree here having bought the nexus 7 at launch....twice actually (one from play store pre-order and one at GameStop after the ridiculous N7 launch fail) and really loving it, but being a little disappointed with the overall size and wishing the bezel was more like the tab 7 or just go ahead and make it like the Tab 7.7 or ipad mini, the ipad mini which I own as well has been amazing and as much as I doubted its ability to allow me to hold it regularly and not be constantly registering inputs its been cool to use it with no issues and have such a slim bezel. I see it may actually be smaller then last gen but appear bigger, but last gen wasn't exactly ideal either and looks is a major part of the bezel conversation. Anyway, I look forward to the day I won't feel like I'm making any sacrifice with a device, or a hackinPad type device I can dual boot to minimize any software sacrifices.
  • I agree the bezels look huge, even if they are slightly smaller. I never had a problem with unregistered touches the few times I used the iPad Mini either. The Nexus 7 was my go-to device—at least until my son appropriated it for Sesame Street and storybooks—but I think I'll hold out on a new tablet for a retina iPad Mini.
  • Yeah it seems overkill in these renders. The current N7 has a really nice bezel that allows for easy, convenient holding in landscape without getting your fingers on the screen, but it looks even more prominent now, to an unnecessary extent. It really starts to defeat the purpose of the tablet being portable at 7 inches with such a large bezel.
  • The side bezels look ok, but man that top and bottom are gigantic.
  • After working at a retailer that sold the Barnes and Noble Nook tablets these bezels are nothing. Posted via Android Central App
  • They've declared war on anyone who likes to hold their tablet in portrait mode.
  • I have a feeling the top and bottom bezels are exactly the same as before, but appear larger because the sides have slimmed down a bit. Also, time of 4:30 in the status bar.
  • For some reason I want the front facing camera to be in the middle. Posted from Google Nexus 7 via Android Central App
  • Placing the front camera in the middle makes it harder to use in landscape mode.
  • I like it. Can't imagine I'm going to need another camera on another device.. But you never know. Posted via Android Central App
  • I hope the speaker goes louder than the current N7 Posted via Android Central App
  • Not sure if I'd want a notification light on my Nexus 7. Would it kill battery if you've left it at home all day and forgot to turn off wifi and the light kept blinking from a notification?
    I guess my solution would be to download Light Flow and put a timeout on the notification light.
  • you can disable it in settings. but i use liteflow on N4 and N10 there is no battery drain what so ever.
  • Yep, just measured it out, vertical bezel on the og 7 is .8125 inches and measuring the render of the new version I get .8 inches.
  • many people wouldnt complain if it was .6 but at the same time there was no compromise.
  • That is a really nice looking device. I actually like having side bezels, because they are easier to hold. Really looking forward to seeing one in person.
  • Am I the only person who thinks moving the FFC off center is a step backwards? Its the little things that make a big difference. Guess its back to hangouts on the slant. =/
  • For anyone who uses Skype in landscape mode, it's a step forward. The offset camera gives you more options for how to hold the tablet without blocking the camera.
  • Looks good but gezz grandma "what huge levels you got, for a better grip when playing with it" Posted via AC App N4
  • Do I see speaker grill holes at the bottom too? Stereo (if still rear facing) speakers? Not bad. -Suntan
  • If you turn your monitor/screen brightness up the whole way it is pretty easy to see. It definitely looks like a set of speakers. That should be pretty cool to have stereo sound. Posted from my Samsung Galaxy tab with Android 4.2.2
  • take a peak! front back and side. looks thinner to me :)
  • take a peak! front back and side. looks thinner to me :)
  • Cleannnnnnnnnn Posted via Android Central App
  • they should have put the speakers on those LARGE BEZELS!!
  • evleaks have now posted a side profile of the device. might want to add that to this post.
  • Is the thing that looks like a slot on the bottom side a SIM card slot or a MicroSD port? Posted from my Samsung Galaxy tab with Android 4.2.2
  • There will never ever ever ever ever be an SD memory card slot on a nexus. Ever. Posted via Android Central App
  • I notice that the speaker is at the top right next to the camera. One slight problem with that. When holding in landscape mode for gaming or movies, your hand is going to block the speaker. Posted via Android Central App
  • The new Nexus 7 should be a Nexus 8. Too much bezel and could easily be a 8" screen. I pretty Disappointed that if isn't. Other than that, i like it.
  • C''s $230. Plus there's actually a fuction for bezels on a tablet (not on phones).
  • I borrowed a Nexus 7 from work and found it to be a bit weighty. I hope the new Nexus is significantly lighter.
  • I thought the Nexus 7 seemed extremely lightweight compared to my tab 2. I guess my tab 2 is just real heavy compared to a lot of tablets. Posted from my Samsung Galaxy tab with Android 4.2.2
  • If they're gonna bother to put a rear camera on the damn thing at least make it useful and add an LED flash.. Guess we'll have to wait another year for that smh..
  • iPad mini owns the N7 ... I have an N4 and wish their tablets could compete with Apple, but to be fair, the iPad is in another league and it's really not even close ... just like the iPhone can't touch the N4, or any other high end Android device for that matter and who cares about a camera on a tablet. I've used mine never