Just a few hours after we reported a new leak that revealed the prices of the New Nexus 7 and ran another rumor that the new tablet may be on the shelves as early as next week, the folks at Android Central have had their hands on the actual tablet and have been kind enough to post the pictures and even a video online.
What is clear from these images is that the new nexus 7 tablet has an update look and just as rumored, it comes with a rear camera, something that its predecessor did not have. These are not the official images of the finished product, evident with the stickers visible on the back, but just a prototype of the actual tablet. The device pictured is manufactured by Nexus and is labeled ME571K_PR1_SKU2. There will be more than one version of Nexus 7 – 16 GB and 32 GB versions and possibly Wi-Fi and 3G versions.
The specs of the tablet in the images include a 7 inch screen as expected, a 1.2 megapixels front camera made by LITEONMOBILE and a 5 megapixels rear camera, made by Chicony. The rear camera is located on the same corner as the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Earlier rumors indicated that the new Nexus 7 would come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor but it seems the tablet will have the older quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Interestingly, the pictured device boasts of a whopping 4 GB RAM, though this could be a mistake and the RAM may be only 2 GB. As expected, the tablet will be available in 16 and 32 GB storage options.
The new Nexus 7 could also have a new addition to the sound system – dual speakers – one on the top “upper” and bottom “lower” ends of the back of the tablet. The volume rocker and power button are located on the same position as with the current nexus and the microUSB port is at the bottom center of the device.
Another clearance to our speculation is the news that the tablet has Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on board, but then, this is a prototype and it wouldn’t be too surprising if the retail versions came with Android 4.2.2. Let us know what you think and check out more images of the tablet and a YouTube video on Android Central.
Thanks to Android Central