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Nexus 7 Leak Shows 1.5GHz Quad-core Processor, Wireless Charging, SlimPort, and Android 4.3

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The new Nexus 7 is on its way, that much is certain. We also think we know what it looks like for the most part, that it’ll be priced at $229 (16GB) and $269 (32GB), that retailers are expecting display units as early as July 20, and that Google will more than likely unveil the 7-inch tablet on July 24 at a press event in San Francisco. But what about specs? We’ve seen some, but a new leak points to a couple of additional features that we had not yet heard of. 

According to a leak over at Engadget, we could be looking at a 1.5GHz quad-core processor (thought to be a Snapdragon S4 Pro), 7-inch display (not new), dual cameras (5MP on the rear), and Android 4.3 (not surprising). In terms of new features, this short spec list shows a SlimPort that supports 1080p output for playing HD content through bigger displays. It also mentions wireless charging, something the Nexus 4 currently has.

We’d love to see wireless charging, but if that means that we have to wait 6-8 months for Google to release a specific wireless charger for this tablet, we’ll pass. Unless of course, that the Nexus 4 charger somehow works with it.

Ready for the new N7?

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Via:  Engadget

Cheers Scott!

  • I can confirm this and the specs. I work at OfficeMax, where that tag is from and it’s in our system for $269.99. None coming into my store as of yet.

  • dsass600

    If it has the same deteriorating flash storage than hell no

  • Inquizitor

    “Somehow”? It almost definitely will use the same charging standard, Qi. It can use the Nexus 4 or any other Qi-compatible charger, I imagine.

  • Lovelyhoeny

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    • Gnex

      Get a job you tosser

  • Jake

    The original Nexus 7 had wireless charging…pogo pins.

    • matt

      Yea that is one thing i’m really bummed they dropped out, I think its kinda silly if they drop it just because they added wirless charging, oh well

  • droidrazredge

    Has there been any leak pointing to it having a Verizon LTE chip inside ? or is it just going to the other carriers. That won’t be a deal-breaker for me but it would be nice to know if it does. The other specs are right in line with what I wanted. I was thinking about getting one for my mom. I told her the iPAD and iPAD mini are to expensive for their worth and that this can do the same thing as that can for a relatively lower price-tag.

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  • Asset Mobile LLC

    Not bad specs for the price tag and yes I agree that they should of put the speakers in the front. This is a new concept but hey it works.

  • Eric Blackman

    1080p output support is all i needed to hear.

  • dannyWHITE

    Engadget just updated and said the devices will go on sale July 31st!!!

  • David Benson

    Still blows my mind why the Nexus 10 32gb was $100 more than the 16gb version.

  • Booyabobby

    Glad i waited instead of caving in and buying the current N7 with all those discounts going on recently.

  • chris420o

    ugh tempted to sell my current n7 but i wont get anything for it brand new 16gigs are 150 what will i get for a used one with a lil corner ding…not even dropped i think the case i had scratched it taking it off n on a few times

    • Tojen1981

      Just keep it for awhile and let the price come down on the new one. Its still a damn good tablet.

  • Andy Stetson

    Anyone know if GameStop will be getting it?

  • EC8CH

    Slimport? WTH happened to MHL?

  • NorCalGuy

    I am buying it just for the slim port that is the only reason why I have to still drag my Xoom around when I use my nexus 7 all the time. Also don’t really need the wireless charging I just don’t see it as that game changing.

  • Charles Hobbs

    What happened to the crazy 4 gigs of RAM rumor?

    • EC8CH

      stark reality of 32-bit architecture?

    • MyStroPro

      This was related to the label on the back of the unit. If you take what it said under memory (DDR3LM 1600 256M*16) and do some research and math you find the following: (clear label picture: http://i.imgur.com/Nbaoch2.jpg – From an earlier post)

      RAM is a product of Micron (Source: http://investors.micron.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=647642)

      Micron makes this RAM in both 2GB and 4GB sets.

      256M (per chip) * 16 (chips) = 4096M (the mathematical equivalent of 4GB)

      It’s unconfirmed obviously, but that’s where the rumor stands right now tmk.

      • Charles Hobbs

        Thanks for the through explanation and the source!

      • Bizzle9

        No. The label is in bits, not bytes. 256 Mega Bits * 16 = 512 Mega BYTES. A common configuration would be 4 of them for 2GB.

        • MyStroPro

          Bizzle – I’m just reiterating where the rumor came from and am no expert.

          How do you distinguish bits on the sheet?

  • Liquidretro

    Lets hope we are still looking at an improvement in screen resolution and more volume from the speakers.

  • Guest

    So we are still looking at an an improvement in screen resolution I hope. Let’s hope the speakers are stronger too.

  • Bionic

    Starting to wish I could justify getting one, but I have no real reason to get rid of my Original nexus 7

    • Josh C

      I think this will finally push me over the edge to get one. Especially if it has Verizon LTE.

    • chris420o


    • Trevor

      Mine is slow as ish. And that’s after a factory reset. Definitely dumping it as soon as I can. But Google owns my soul, so I’ll be buying a Nexus 7 part 2.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    Engadget reports that it will go on sale July 31st in Staples.

  • Kiril Vatev

    It looks like I will be getting one, if the “slim port” video is full mirroring, like MHL. I’ve been wanting this feature since day one.

  • Stewie

    “but if that means that we have to wait 6-8 months for Google to release a specific wireless charger for this tablet, we’ll pass.”

    no you won’t, you’ll buy it for everything else and treat it like any other non-wireless charging tablet until you get the charger. Stop the drama.

    • deadpenguins

      Pretty sure they just meant that they pass on that feature man.

  • duke69111

    Why not just use mhl for hdmi output. Most people outside of Motorola phone owners already own an mhl adapter, if they’re into that sort of thing.

    • chris420o

      i dont…hdmi out is the best way to stream content im not sure why this isnt a staple on all devices…one thing moto does right

    • Andy Stetson

      with SlimPort, you can plug your charger in as well, instead of worrying about killing your bettery (providing a power source is available near the tv 😉 )

      • duke69111

        I see your point, but my mhl adapter charges my phone at the same time, because the charger is plugged into the adapter.

    • EC8CH

      exactly… would be nice if we could settle on some standards.

  • Detonation

    “We’d love to see wireless charging, but if that means that we have to wait 6-8 months for Google to release a specific wireless charger for this tablet, we’ll pass”

    My exact thoughts when I saw the headline.

    • Dominic Powell

      Considering that the tablet is oriented “landscape” i suspect the charging solution is built for landscape orientation. you can put a current gen nexus 7 with the side bezel touching the surface below the current wireless charger and it props the tablet up pretty neatly.

  • FknTwizted

    I keep throwing money at the screen and it wont take it.

  • Sam_K

    I wish the new one had an 8″ screen with a smaller bezel than the original to the overall size wouldn’t have to increase by much.

  • sourabh

    i want new nexus 10 🙁

    • mustbepbs

      What’s wrong with the one we’ve got now?

      • sourabh

        1)it isnt available in my country(only nexus 7 is there,nexus 4 is sold by LG and not by google )
        2)Atleast when they release a new model,i expect it to come to india

        • mustbepbs

          Oh okay.

  • Matthew Merrick

    No one seems to know what SlimPort HDMI is. Yet you all swear Nexii are the best things ever, and that’s the Nexus 4 (and a few other modern devices) use for video out.

  • zombiewolf115


    • Cowboydroid

      This will never get old!

  • Xious

    What happened to the POGO pins? Did that design never take off? I like the idea of wireless charging, but now my current N7 dock with the POGO pins is going to be useless. Pick a design and stick with it!

    • sirmeili

      I agree, I’ve also grown accustom to putting it in a dock and using it as a bedside clock/weather station (thanks to daydream) instead of it sitting flat on a table with a cable sticking out or on a wireless charging pad.

      My only hope at this point is someone makes a dock for it that will utilize the wireless charging, but still keep it vertical. Until then, I’m probably gonna hold off on the new N7 for now. The one I have now serves my needs quite well for now.

      • Pedro

        “My only hope at this point is someone makes a dock for it that will utilize “the wireless charging, but still keep it vertical.


        • sirmeili

          I assume you mean the TYLT chargers, specifically the VU (http://www.tylt.com/vu/). The only problem I have with this is that it’s not vertical, it appears to be closer to a 45 degree angle. The POGO dock for the Nexus 7 is a lot more vertical and makes it pefect for a side table clock/weather station/picture frame/etc.

          Thanks for the suggestion though.

          • Pedro

            Yup. That’s the one I was thinking about.
            You could always stick the Nexus 7 box under the back to make it more vertical 🙂

          • sirmeili

            At that point, it’s just too gheto to be worth it. I’m not spending $70 on somethign that I have to put a box under to get my desired effect.

            I had a good idea though (and someone please steal it and use it). Make a damn speaker dock that has wireless charging and bluetooth with optional NFC for quick pairing (if your phone has it). It could easily be universal (since you don’t need any cables) and if designed well enough could be used on the deck or in the bedroom.

    • Tojen1981

      Pogo pins would be great if you don’t use a case, but I need a case for mine. My kids would have my N7 in crippled up pile of glass and plastic on the floor otherwise. That’s where I think wireless charging would be better.

    • In4One

      It looks like they’re sticking with the Nexus 4 design.. So perhaps everything will be wireless from now on and docks will be magnetic to activate “whatever” mode. THis would be convenient since most people have covers.

  • My wife is getting this next week… she just doesn’t know it yet.

    • Oh, and I’ll have to get one too so I know how to support it. 😉

  • Ian

    miracast support?

  • decidedtochangename

    Time to list mine OG-N7 on swappa.

  • JasonTS

    I hope it has an IR blaster like the Samsung tablets. I’m enamored with the idea of using a tablet as a universal remote but I would love a Nexus.

    • Kenton Douglas

      It’ll use Wifi to the “ChromeKey” HDMI dongle they announce at the same time.

  • Dan

    I think I’m going to pass as long as the table is still made by Asus. The cheap memory they use totally cripples the tablet. As soon as I have some app which is performing a write operation, I get massive slowdown.

  • kixofmyg0t

    I’m already sold on one. Kingston is suppling the flash storage this time. Thats all I needed to hear.

    1200p screen, S4 Pro, 2GB of LP-DDR3 1600 RAM and flash that isnt garbage? Google/ASUS TAKE MY MONEY!

    I’ll finally be able to retire my Xoom now.

    • Josh Phillips

      According to that sticker, it is 4GB RAM. They can take my money next week too…

      • kixofmyg0t

        RAM chips are specced in bits, not bytes, so 256Mx16 is a 4Mega*bit* chip in a 256Mega*bit* cell by 16 rows layout.

        Divide by 8 (8 bits = 1 byte) and you see it’s a 512Mega*byte* chip.

        If you look at the board spec, it says 2G, so the Nexus will most likely have 2Giga*bytes* of RAM using four of those 512Mega*byte* chips.

        EDIT: Copied from a discussion about this very picture. Credit goes to u/bluetrance

  • Bowen9284

    1. New Nexus 7 upside down
    2. Wireless charging orb also upside down
    3. Place orb on top of Nexus 7
    4. ??????
    5. Profit!

  • Verizon

    MUST HAVE NOW! Please take my moneys.

  • Bionic_Pags

    I like how the look of the device changes every time i refresh the page 😛

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    I want this. Just have to justify it now. And of course still want it after all specs are known.

  • jh123416

    Thank god. My HP TouchPad has ran its course!

  • Mark Roan

    What does everyone think about this compared to the old one? Is it really worth the the $100 difference in price for the 32 GB?

    • turdbogls

      no one knows. my to major complaints with the N7 is the 1GB RAM and the screen. both of which should see an upgrade which is worth at least $60 to me. throw in the camera, slimport, wireless charging, and the “oh a new device” factory and it is worth the extra $100 IMO.

      that said, $150 for the 16GB nexus 7 is a STEAL.

      • Mark Roan

        Only $20 more for double the storage is well worth it to me.

  • Billy Buttons

    I wonder if the back will be the same texture. Doesn’t look like it. I really like it on the current model.

    Edit: The top picture was changed. The previous one looked like it didn’t have the rubber backing.

  • litobirdy

    I wish they would have put the speaker on the front though 🙁

    • mustbepbs

      I know. After using the N10 with the stereo front facing speakers, I’ll never buy a tablet without them. There’s so much to be said about not having to cup the speaker.

      • thecharrr

        Could be the iPad 2’s speakers, woo boy those were BAD

        • dcdttu

          To add to your claim, it’s only one speaker. From bad to worse.

      • Scottyb112

        Lol, Speaker cupping. Do it all the time

      • Justin W

        I have a Nexus 10 and an HTC One, so I agree that the speakers should be on the front, but I’ll be picking this up for portability over my Nexus 10.

      • Tyler Durden

        some jew made an accessory that you put on your tablet like cupping, but the shark tank didn’t bite

        • mustbepbs

          I had a Portenzo book case on my old N7 that basically cupped the speaker and shot the sound out the bottom instead. Sounded a lot better.

        • sirmeili

          Yeah, and for some reason (I don’t know why), they failed to mention on Shark Tank that it was only for the iPad. If you go to the site it clearly states it only works for that apple tablets. I’m sure it would work on others, but I personally believe the guy made a huge mistake by only marketing it for the iPad.

  • Esmegma Medieval

    This looks simply awesome. Let’s see what Apple does about it! Like it or not, competition is always good for us consumers.

    • Qbancelli

      Who cares about Apple?

      This is an article about an Android tablet on an Android site.

  • Prox

    anything on screen resolution?

    • Still nothing, unfortunately.

    • turdbogls

      only rumors. the “leak” earlier with that huge sticker says the resolution is WXUGA (1920×1200) but this could be completely wrong. Who knows. i personally think that is too high for a low cost tablet….but I hope I am wrong.

  • Christian

    Looks like it’s going to be a pretty awesome tablet. If any prospective tablet buyers are reading this, hold out until this thing is released; it will definitely be the biggest bang for your buck.

    • turdbogls

      just sold my N7 in preperation for this. I will be in line on Day 1

  • Stephen


  • You might as well use an image of the actual Nexus 7.2