Android Central has leaked photos and a video of the next generation Nexus 7 from ASUS and Google.
Priced at $229 for the 16 GB version, and $269 for the 32 GB version, this new Nexus 7 isn’t as cheap as its predecessor, but it has some interesting new tweaks that may just make spending the extra dollars worth it.
The new Nexus 7 is, at first glance, a near doppelganger of the first generation Nexus 7, with a similarly all black, Spartan exterior, along with the same 7 inch form factor. However, the new Nexus 7 has a 5 MP back camera now, along with the same 1.2 MP front camera seen in the old Nexus tablet.
Its RAM has been doubled to 2 GB as well, which should ensure that stutters are minimal and memory leaks don’t affect the user experience as much they usually would. Most important though is the change in CPU – the rather inefficient and power hungry Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor of the first Nexus 7 has been replaced by the highly powerful (and yet power efficient) Qualcomm Snapgradon S 4 Pro.
There is always a degree of uncertainty about leaks such as this of course. Due to the new Nexus 7′s looks being rather conspicuously similar to that of the first generation one, this leak could very well be an elaborate fake. Even though the spec sheet and video do add a level of credibility to all this new Nexus 7 leak, we’ll have to wait till the Android event on July 24th to know if this is the real thing.
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