Mystery 7 inch Android tablet visits the FCC; is this the next-gen Nexus 7?

Mystery 7 inch Android tablet visits the FCC; is this the next-gen Nexus 7?
An unannounced 7 inch tablet has just paid a visit to the FCC. With a model number of NX74751, could this be a third-generation Nexus 7 (2014) that is running through its pre-launch checklist? The 'NX' prefix on the model number suggests that we are talking about a Nexus model, and Google is listed as the brand name on the FCC documentation.

On the other hand, the only spec listed on the FCC documentation is the 2480mAh cell that powers the slate. Considering that the Nexus 7 (2013) sports a 3950mAh battery though, it is hard to imagine the next generation Nexus 7 taking that much of a backward step in battery life. Still, the second Nexus 7 slate had a slightly smaller capacity cell than the 4325mAh battery on the OG Nexus 7.

All we know at this time, is that a 7 inch tablet has visited the FCC with support for GSM 850/1900, WCDMA 850/1700/1900 and 4G LTE bands 2, 4, 5,7 and 17. There is also support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 6.5, and NFC.

Will we see a refresh of the Nexus 7 this year, and if so, will this become an annual event? And will Asus continue to be the manufacturer of the slate? There are plenty of questions, none of which can be answered from the FCC paperwork. The fact that this tablet did visit the FCC, means that we should be learning more about this tablet soon.


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12 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

its just might be a LG 7" G pad from google entry level.

2. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Project Tango dev tab

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

There's no way someone could be so retarded as to make a 7" tablet with a 2480mAh battery...

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Batteries arent only measured in mAH Its actually suppose to WH (or WHr), i.e. V * AH I'm not sure why people use mAH for smartphones For laptops it was always WHr I think maybe because it looks bigger and the V is usually the same This one is 7.6V * 2480mAH = 18.85 WH For comparison the Shield tablet has a 19.75 WH and the iPad Mini is 25WH Like realjjj said this is most likely the Project Tango dev tab I dont think you can have 7.6V in a thin Nexus tab (usaully more V = more heat)

6. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Not entirely true... Outside of the tablet arena Nexus devices are known for having some pretty terrible battery life, probably to help reduce the price to the bargain level they sell it at. Maybe Google feels the device has enough optimizations that it can cut the battery back and maintain an acceptable battery life, acceptable being noticeably less stamina than the competition but enough to get you through a few hours of the day.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That was a problem with the older Nexus phones The Nexus 5 has pretty good battery life On mine I get 4-5 hours SOT Not too far from the other flagships which get 5-6 hours SOT

4. stuyjcp

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

Bluetooth 6.5?

11. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Nothing to do with the Bluetooth version, that is, in fact, the maximum tune-up conducted power measured in decibel-milliwatts (dBm).

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

They should ditch the 7(too small) totally and move to 8. -- Nexus 7 user.

12. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Don't think so, 8 inch is not single-hand-friendly (for when you want to hold it flipping over Flipboard or books) unless they trim the bezels, which could in turn lead to bad edge touch recognition.

9. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

What the heck is Bluetooth 6.5?!!!

10. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

That's the maximum tune-up conducted power, in decibel-milliwatts (dBm).

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