New Nexus 7 leak details hardware changes, rumor mentions launch date

A little earlier this week, we got a pretty nice look at what purported to be the new Nexus 7 tablet, but it wasn’t without its problems. For instance, some of the specs just didn’t make much sense, and it very well might just be prototype hardware. Today we hear another opinion on what to expect from the next version of this tablet, with a leak mentioning a few specs of its own, and a source chiming-in with launch claims.

According to this, we’re a new quad-core SoC, running at 1.5GHz, but the precise chip isn’t named – could very be an S4. The display data leaves out similarly useful info, confirming the seven-inch size but not commenting on the rumored 1080p resolution.

The addition of a rear camera is confirmed, however, as is support for wireless charging, Nexus-4-style. The tablet could also support SlimPort adaptors for connecting to HDMI displays.

As for that launch, the new Nexus 7 could hit retail as soon as July 31. If that’s to be the case, we’ll almost certainly hear this new hardware announced at next week’s Google event.


Source: Engadget

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