Nexus 7 leak shows wireless charging, quad-core processor, release date
posted by Michael H. / Jul 19, 2013, 12:02 PM
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.
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.
- 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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If it is the snapdragon s4 pro would it support otg, because both the nexus 4 and optimus g do not?
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 12:12 PM 0
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The new Nexus 7 will have the Snapdragon 600.
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 12:14 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 12:16 PM 9
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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.
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 2:08 PM 0
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If they'd only shrink the bezel... I'd be all over it.
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 12:15 PM 3
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with a tablet ,you need some amount of bezel to rest your fingers on , unless they implement some form of palm rejection
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 12:22 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 12:23 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 12:24 PM 2
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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.
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 9:08 PM 0
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