Nexus 7 leak shows wireless charging, quad-core processor, release date

Nexus 7 leak shows wireless charging, quad-core processor, release date
If the assumptions are right about what Google's Sundar Pichai will be announcing at at event on Wednesday, we're less than a week from the official announcement of the new Nexus 7 tablet. We've already seen a number of leaks on the tablet, including a recent one that showed the potential hardware. Now, there is a new leak that talks about new features making it to the tablet like wireless charging.

The leak confirms specs that had previously been rumored like the 7" display, dual cameras (1.2MP front, 5MP rear), and Android 4.3. There is also mention of a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, but no mention of what model processor it is. There have been more rumors pointing to a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, but there have also been a couple rumors saying it would be a Snapdragon 600; and, this doesn't help clear that up. 

Nexus 7 leak shows wireless charging, quad-core processor, release date

There are two new features mentioned in the leak though. Apparently, the new Nexus 7 will feature "slim port" support for full 1080p video output, just like its big brother the Nexus 10. And, there will also be support for wireless charging built into the new tablet. We just hope the wireless charging accessory comes a bit faster than the Charging Orb for the Nexus 4, which didn't arrive until 3 months after the Nexus 4 was released. 

Engadget is also saying the leak puts the official release date on July 31st, at least in Staples. The last we had heard was that the devices would be arriving in stores like OfficeMax this weekend, but this is the first hard release date we've seen. 

source: Engadget

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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

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22 Comments

1. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

If it is the snapdragon s4 pro would it support otg, because both the nexus 4 and optimus g do not?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The new Nexus 7 will have the Snapdragon 600.

4. MrPhilo

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

1.5Ghz indicates its a S4 Pro. 1.7Ghz+ would mean it's a Snapdragon 600. It's a shame really but the S4 is that bad, considering the price too. As for OTG, that is LG hardware problem, other S4 Pro (Xperia Z) has OTG support.

9. MrPhilo

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

isn't*

10. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

You have it all wrong, The Snapdragon 600 can be clocked UP TO about 2.0 Ghz or so. So it's doesn't matter.

18. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

What he said it´s tha it STARTS at 1.7 GHz, so unless they are using and undreclocked version it´s the S4 Pro.

13. bigstrudel

Posts: 550; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Keep in mind that the original Nexus 7 came with a Tegra 3 clocked at 1.3 ghz when it could've easily been clocked to 1.5ghz. If the clock speed increase doesn't give an actual boost to real life performance (not benchmarks); then it's really a waste of battery.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because you say so?

3. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If they'd only shrink the bezel... I'd be all over it.

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

with a tablet ,you need some amount of bezel to rest your fingers on , unless they implement some form of palm rejection

11. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Yeah, and since apple implemented it already I don't think google will do it anymore.

6. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

It's a regular S4 Pro. The Snapdragon 600 has a maximum clock of 1.9GHz, which is why you see the Optimus G Pro and HTC One have clocks of 1.7, while the S4 has 1.9. Meanwhile, Tablet Xperia Z, Xperia Z phone, Optimus G, Nexus 4 etc. all have 1.5 clocks with an S4 pro, because it's maximum supported clock is 1.7. The Xperia SP and Moto X have 1.7, because 2 less cores will probably allow the maximum supported clock while maintaining stability.

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I though the S600 was nothing but a slightly over clocked S4 with faster IDK, something about the memory cache. Anyway, I won't be disapointed anyways, as long as it gives me the same first impression of the OG Nexus 7.

19. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Krait 200 for S4 Pro Krait 300 for S600. I think! :)

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The S600 (Krait 300) has very slightly architecture improvements over the S4 (Krait 200). I think if you were to underclock a S600 to 1.5 GHz, there would only be about 10% improvement over the S4 Pro, and any additional performance is just based on higher clock speeds. The only real advantage to the S600 is support for DDR3 memory.

22. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Ok, thanks.

12. Epicness1o1

Posts: 298; Member since: May 30, 2013

nexus 7 strikes AGAIN!

14. bigstrudel

Posts: 550; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Thank goodness it's a tablet because snapdragon quads run way too hot for my taste.

15. kalloud

Posts: 154; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Looks like the new nexus 7 will be called nexus 7"

16. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Most probably its APQ8064 same as in N4

17. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Couldn't this just be an underclocked Snapdragon 600 for battery purposes.

21. Tux_Alan

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

4.3 .... That means my 4'll be gettin it soon too :)

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