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Asus Rep May Have Spilled Next-Gen Nexus 7 Specs

By - Source: Android Authority | B 16 comments

This may be fake, or a legit spillage straight from Asus.

An Asus representative has supposedly spilled the beans on the next-generation Nexus 7 tablet, AKA the Asus K009. This latter name is an actual product that showed up on both the Bluetooth SIG and the FCC with Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean" (JWR11) installed. Information provided by the rep isn't anything new, but does verify the specs that appeared on the FCC's component list.

According to the rep, the new Nexus tablet will have a 7 inch LED-lit screen with a 1980 x 1200 resolution,  powered by Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 600 SoC (APQ8064) and 2 GB of RAM. It will also sport 32 GB of internal storage, a 5MP camera on the back, and a 1.2MP camera on the front. So far there's still no sign of a microSD card port.

As for other specs, the new tablet will have Wireless N connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC enabled. There will also be versions supporting LTE, WCDMA and GSM wireless connectivity which good news for consumers on the go who grow weary of turning their smartphone into a hotspot. A 4000 mAh battery possibly supports Qi wireless charging.

The component list yanked from the FCC reveals that Liteon is providing the cameras and Hynix is providing the eMMC flash storage. Japan Display Inc. is supplying the LCD display and Asus is using its own ME571KL motherboard and Li-ion battery. Naturally Qualcomm is handling the SoC and WWAN/WLAN components.

The new Nexus 7 is slated to launch in July alongside Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean". The new build was recently spotted on the Samsung GT-i9505G, AKA the pure-bred Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition smartphone which Google recently started selling for $649 USD unlocked. A source inside Samsung said the new Jelly bean will appear by the end of the month.

The Asus rep responsible for Monday's spec list leak quickly concluded that the information stems from internal documents not yet released to the public. This leak could be pure garbage for all we know (as it arrives in the form of dialog in screenshots), but the list of hardware matches what has been reported in prior weeks. We'll find out what's real or not sometime this month if rumors of a July reveal are true.

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    house70 , July 1, 2013 6:07 PM
    Niiice...
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    vmem , July 1, 2013 6:09 PM
    Looking good if that's real!
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    Mike Friesen , July 1, 2013 6:24 PM
    Aww. I got excited; i could like a page back there...
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    vmem , July 1, 2013 6:24 PM
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    If Apple has this marginal increase in specs you'd be slamming it left and right..lol


    donno about others, but I don't have a 7" tablet right now and am looking for one. if Google keeps the $199 pricing, yes, this is looking good. if not I will slam it left and right :p 

    as for apple, I like their products, my beef with them is pricing (MBA aside). like the ipad mini, if ipad mini 2 had this marginal increase for a $300+ price tag, wouldn't you slam it too?
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    Mike Friesen , July 1, 2013 6:30 PM
    Hmm.. I lack the knowledge of editing my post. Regardless,

    "If Apple has this marginal increase in specs you'd be slamming it left and right..lol"

    You call this marginal? The ppi goes from to 215 to 320+, a huge increase, and it gets double the ram, and a much faster cpu. In one year.
    That's a lot more than a 'marginal increase in specs'.
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    ccovemaker , July 1, 2013 6:30 PM
    The Asus K9 unit.....
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    sixdegree , July 1, 2013 8:16 PM
    In other news: my bathtub leaks badly. Seriously, these days no one accidentally leaks anything. This is probably some sort of viral/bacterial marketing ploy by Asus/Google.
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    Someone Somewhere , July 1, 2013 8:29 PM
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    Naturally Qualcomm is handling the SoC and WWAN/WLAN components.

    It's likely, but there's no reason it couldn't 'Naturally' might be a bit too strong.

    You can edit your post by going to the forums view - click the speech bubble button next to where it says "There are x Comments.".
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    majudhu , July 1, 2013 8:59 PM
    If it goes for <$300. It would be the best 7 inch, and at that ppi the best ereader at the price point. Would make a great companion with my nexus 4
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    majudhu , July 1, 2013 8:59 PM
    If it goes for <$300. It would be the best 7 inch, and at that ppi the best ereader at the price point. Would make a great companion with my nexus 4
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    eklipz330 , July 1, 2013 9:13 PM
    i really want to want it, but i want an 8" device... 7" just doesn't cut it!
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    wiimonkey9 , July 1, 2013 10:37 PM
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    If Apple has this marginal increase in specs you'd be slamming it left and right..lol


    Marginal?

    1280x800 to 1980x1200
    Tegra 3 to Snapdragon 600(a HUGE increase)
    1gb ram to 2gb ram
    8gb base to 32gb base
    Bluetooth 3.0 to 4.0
    An addition of an 5mp camera on the back
    Wireless N, NFC, and Qi

    All while most likely maintaining the $200 price-point. This is anything but marginal.
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    house70 , July 2, 2013 3:40 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    If Apple has this marginal increase in specs you'd be slamming it left and right..lol


    Marginal?

    1280x800 to 1980x1200
    Tegra 3 to Snapdragon 600(a HUGE increase)
    1gb ram to 2gb ram
    8gb base to 32gb base
    Bluetooth 3.0 to 4.0
    An addition of an 5mp camera on the back
    Wireless N, NFC, and Qi

    All while most likely maintaining the $200 price-point. This is anything but marginal.

    Don't worry about him, he's just trying to troll around. Obviously he doesn't even know what the current specs are, or even what "specs" means...
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    icemunk , July 2, 2013 5:12 AM
    If this is priced around the current Nexus 7 price, I'll be buying one.
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    renz496 , July 2, 2013 5:43 AM
    the spec look nice. what about price? i heard rumor that this new nexus 7 will not replacing current nexus 7 pricing nor directly replacing the device.
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    jdlobb , July 2, 2013 7:40 AM
    Love the specs. This makes it even more appealing if they can finally role it out with Ubuntu Touch. I've been holding out on a tablet for a long time because I just wasn't "thrilled" by anything on the market, but with these specs and Ubuntu in a 7" form factor and I'm going to get pretty thrilled pretty quick.