The first purported video of the new Nexus 7 II have come online, just a week ahead of what might be the official unveiling and/or release of the Nexus 7 2, on July 24 at 9:00 am in San Francisco, led by Google’s Android and Chrome OS head Sundar Pichai.
Nexus 7 II Specifications
The potential specs suggests that Asus is manufacturing the Nexus 7 II as well, just like they are manufacturing the current Nexus 7. We might possibly see a Android 4.3 Jelly Bean launch alongside this tablet too. (A leaked Android 4.3 is already available for download.)
The LED screen will be 7-inches, and we might possibly see a WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array) resolution, that is 1920×1200. For a 7-incher, that would be higher than on the NOOK HD even.
The processor is very likely the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064), running at 1.5GHz. The graphics processor is the Adreno 320.
On the memory side, there seems to be as much as 2GB or even possibly a massive 4GB of DDR3L RAM. Which would be ‘cutting edge’ for a little 7-inch Android tablet, and of course great when running apps or multitasking.
The battery only have a capacity of 3950 mAh, down from 4325 mAh with the current Nexus 7. By comparison, the fresh new Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 have a 4000 mAh battery.
The front-camera stays the same, at 1.2MP, but new on the Nexus 7 II is a 5MP rear-camera.
It also looks like the New Nexus 7 II won’t be featuring a microSD card slot either (still just a microUSB). Instead you will have to chose if you want the 16GB or 32GB model. The prices that have been leaked, are $229 for the entry 16GB version, and $269 for the 32GB version. Google have ditched a 8GB entry model, since they probably didn’t make much money from selling the current 8GB model in the first place.
In a sign that some sellers are clearing out stock of the current ‘old Nexus 7’, prices have already started to go down.
As for name, the B2B-name used for Nexus 7 II is currently “The New Google Nexus 7”.
We will update once CPU speed and other details have surfaced as well. Or simply tune in next Wednesday on the likely launch day.
In the meantime – Have a truly great summer!
– Tom Bowen