New Nexus 7 press shots leak, confirm Android 4.3

New Nexus 7 press shots leak, confirm Android 4.3
It seems basically little more than a formality at this point for Google to officially unveil the new Nexus 7 (which is almost definitely happening on Wednesday). We've seen plenty of leaked pics/video, specs, and even potential release dates for the device. Now, we're getting leaked press shots of the device.

And, if the press shot is real, which seems likely given it is coming from @evleaks, it looks like the pics and video we saw were the real deal and not a prototype of the device. The press shots confirm that the rear of the device has been switched to a matte black with the landscape oriented branding, rather than the dimpled surface of the old Nexus 7, though it's unclear if the material has changed or not. It also shows off the new 5MP rear camera, and the new speaker grill on top of the device to match the one at the bottom. 

The front of the device looks much the same as the old Nexus. The only real differences are that the camera has been shifted from the center of the device to be offset right a bit; and, the bezel does look to be a bit slimmer. Otherwise, Android itself looks the same, and there is still the notification light on the bottom of the device. But, it should be noted that the time on the device clock is 4:30, which should point to Android 4.3 being the version at launch. 

Related phones

Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3950 mAh



1. Mass88

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Looks like the rumors of a smaller bezel are not true.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I think Google/ASUS should of increased the screen to 8" and used a design similar to the Nexus 10, except portrait with smallish side bezels like the iPad Mini.

11. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

its a tad bit smaller, if you compare press shots of the new to the old. but not much.

2. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Google better put a phone in this one.

3. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I know the rumors for the resolution are in the neighborhood of 1920x1200 or 1920x1080. Do we have solid confirmation yet? I'm not interested if the resolution is the same since I already have the original. I'm actually more inclined to say that this 7" model will be a mild spec bump with the same resolution and Google will surprise everyone with a 1080p 8" model; Nexus 8. These leaks are just to throw the scent off.

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Forget the non-sense I just spewed out. The leaked bestbuy ad confirms a 1920x1200 display. Wonder if I should put my current Nexus 7 on Craigslist? Only paid $120 for it. Or should I make it a Christmas/birthday gift?

7. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Gift :)

5. papss unregistered

I'm fairly excited to see what the specs are on this N7. Maybe S600?

6. zennacko unregistered

Device time = 4:30, meaning Android 4.3... so, what if they made a version 4.6x?

19. xDrizzyXx

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

Lol then then wouldn't make a x.6 the highest I remember going was 1.7 and then 2.4 and now 4.3

8. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I never understood why none of the manufacturers put the front facing camera in the center... for both phones and tablets. The only exception I know of is the iPhone 5. I mean, if you're doing video chatting or self-portraits, it's really annoying to have your face on the corner of the frame and constantly positioning your hand or your face awkwardly...

9. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

I think Asus should add Memory Card Slot in new Nexus 7. So many people will totally buy this gorgeous tablet.

13. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Gorgeous? That thing is a black slab of drab plastic with huge bezels. If it's anything like its predecessor, you will have buyer's remorse within a few months. You must have lowered expectations since it says "Nexus" on the back (In the wrong orientation).

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

OG Nexus 7 owner who's still in love with their tablet. Storage isn't an issue considering I have 52GB on Dropbox thanks to Samsung and up to 20,000 songs with Google Play, so what's a con you could think of? Oh and btw, the bezels are fine. No need to exaggerate on how "big" they are.

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

He is just a clueless Apple fanboy, much like yourself. Or are you a Nokia sieve. I forget, there are too many not you these days. :)

21. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

12. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Was exited for tbis till I saw how MASSIVE the top and bottom bezels are :-(

15. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Google followed the iPad on the speakers below, and I think the vertical Nexus sign is odd, but the font looks good though. The front facing camera is not in the middle, WHAT THE HELL?!

16. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

vertical nexus logo????!!!!!

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks nice to me. Hopefully its a must buy like I am expecting.

20. pinball00

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

ugly design

22. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

would be a nice tablet if they would trim the bezel on the top and bottom, or at least stuff some speakers there. That massive top and bottom bezel are beyond ugly.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.