Is this an LTE-enabled Nexus 7 at the FCC?

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Just yesterday, we were talking about the possibility of Google releasing a follow-up to last summer’s Nexus 7 in the near future. We’ve heard a little about possible specs, and just got some news about potential price points. Today, we get some of the strongest evidence yet for new hardware, upon the paperwork for a new ASUS tablet hitting the FCC.

OK, but ASUS makes plenty of tablets, right? Granted, but check out the info box below, where this model K009 is clearly marked as a Nexus model.

The hardware run-down that follows sure seems to match a lot of the rumors we’ve heard about a new Nexus 7. Those include the addition of a rear camera, initially lacking, and the upgraded SoC – that APQ8064 chip is a Snapdragon S4 Pro, like in the Nexus 4.

Battery capacity seems to hint at this being a seven-inch device, or at least generally in that range – it’s no 10-incher, at least. And you see that Qualcomm chip listed as the WWLAN module? The “L” on the end there indicates that it’s an LTE-capable radio.

If this is the new Nexus 7, it doesn’t sound too bad. We might have liked to see a slightly more modern SoC, but the option for LTE could be a nice touch. Now we just have to confirm rumors about the full HD screen.

Update: This K009 popped-up at the Bluetooth SIG as well, and those docs offer some additional insight. For one, they confirm a seven-inch screen, but they also mention the tablet running a Snapdragon 600 – more like the SoC we were hoping for. This could just be a typo in the FCC docs, as the 600 is the 8064T, versus just an 8064.

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Source: FCC
Via: Droid-life, Android Police

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!