New Nexus 7: here's all there is to know

New Nexus 7: here's all there is to know
In fairness, we did think that, perhaps, not everyone is as excited as we are about the launch of the next iteration of the Nexus 7 tomorrow (which we'll liveblog, by the way!). But then we thought that that's just nuts – what is there not to love about the Nexus 7 II? From the price tag, through the truly impressive specs and down to its privileged status of a Nexus device (meaning timely updates), the Google/ASUS duo and its second joint venture scream exciting however you look at it.

With the clock ticking, and with you having shown a considerable interest in the various exploits of the upcoming tablet, now seems like a perfect time for a recap on what we think we know. Luckily for all involved, it won't be long until we have an official confirmation (or refutation) of those.

Now that we've settled on those prior accounts, we invite you to the gallery below for a journey through all there is to know about the new Nexus 7.

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Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0 inches
    1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3950 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



14. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Perfect timing for back to school. Assuming they can keep them in stock.

13. jonartpop

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I'm so jealous with people in America. It will probably cost $400 in my country.

12. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Nexus tablets and phones are following the footstep of Apple for not providing sd slot, the good for Apple they have 64 gig variant unlike nexus is limited to 32 gig max capacity.

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great specs and good price.

7. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

What about the next version of the Nexus 10? Have had one since January and my only complaint is lack of a SD card slot.

6. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Im buying one as soon as it is available

5. oren760

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

in what time the event will begin?

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

My next tablet for sure!

1. dapsta

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

If those are the specs and that is the price, then sign me up!!!

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

We can't have everything, but I would've preferred the more energy efficient Snapdragon 600 over the S4 Pro. I'm still buying haha!

4. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

google is using S4 pro in nexus 7 and moto X. i hope there is some good reason. price? similarly optimized source code?

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Definitely makes sense from the optimization standpoint. Just that Google never shied away from top HW at low price and with more pixel there's more rendering, I would've preferred 2013 specs. Can't complain too much though.

9. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

S4 Pro & S600 are basically the same chip, the latter is just a rebranded slightly improved version at the silicon level. Else nothing new.

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

'Slightly improved' actually means significant in low-energy tasks and standby. The Nexus 4 does 32hr endurance the S4 LTE 69hr. The Xperia Z, Find 5 and S4 Pro Nokias also drain and heat fast. The key is in the new manufacturing method. Simply put, SD600 is THAT much efficient.

15. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Are you semi or fully retarded? Have you seen benchmarks? The "A15" Quadcore chips destroy the likes of the Nexus 4.

16. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Real life performance is identical between the two of them and they have the same GPU. CPU power has huge diminishing returns when the hardest thing your device is doing is loading web pages.

17. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Benchmark scores mean nothing, they're just an indicative of how the SoCs handled the battery of tests thrown at them. One must be stupid to make assumptions from such things. The experience on any modern high end SoC is the same across all devices, it doesn't make any difference to the end user.

18. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Ever thought about future-proofing? Think about it.

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