Second-gen Nexus 7 “not far,” could have the most detailed screen on a tablet ever

Second-gen Nexus 7 “not far,” could have the most detailed screen on a tablet ever
The launch of the second generation Nexus 7 tablet is not in the distant future and it could have the most detailed screen to ever appear on a tablet. Japan Display and AU Optronics are expected to make the impressive 1920 x 1200-pixel 7-inch screen and supply it to Quanta, the company that will put it together.

"As far as I know, JDI and AUO didn't start to supply this panel to Quanta yet. However, they are saying it will start from June and July," IHS lead TV, Tablet, Monitor and Notebooks display researcher Ricky Park said.

The original Nexus 7 came with a 1280 x 800 pixel display with a pixel density of 216 pixels per inch. The new screen could up the ante to a “Retina” resolution with density of 323 pixels per inch.

Just yesterday, we heard rumors from Taiwan that the Nexus 7 is set to launch next month with prices starting from $229. Now, IHS does not confirm that exactly, but does say that the "launch...of the Nexus 7 II" is "not far" in the future.

Google started selling its first Nexus 7 in July of last year. Later on, the rivalry in compact tablets got fierce with Apple introducing an iPad mini and Amazon bringing its Kindle Fire HD. The second-gen Apple iPad mini, though, is now expected to come in Q3, and some say it could be delayed to Q4.

source: CNET

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23 Comments

1. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I'll stick with my Nexus 10 thanks. Not willing to pay out more money for a slightly higher PPI on a smaller screen.

3. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Planning to get a Nexus 10, very good tablet from what I seen on the web. But other tablets with good specs are starting to come out.. Might as well hold out.. Who know, there could be a Nexus 10 2....

17. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

the Xperia Tab Z is one hell of a sexy tab too ;)

21. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Yes, i've that tablet and it's amazing!

19. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Agree. Sony Tablet, Asus Infinity with Tegra 4..... If you want a Nexus Tablet, I'd wait till the fall.

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

gimme gimme gimme

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cool.

5. rabitto29

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

hhmmm.. if i remember correctly the aquos pad sh-08e has an 7" igzo display with the same resolution

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Nice, I could get this for my little one; don't have to invest lots on a iPad mini.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

This title is misleading, as it implies "detailed" means "PPI." Both the Nexus 10 and the iPad have resolutions exceeding this one, which means their screens can display more details, regardless of PPI.

9. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

They can display more information, but in less detail.

8. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Not bad. The new nexus 7 should do well in the market. I hope this one is going to have a camera. I currently have the nexus 10 and its not all I thought it would be. Its lags and freezes all the time. It constantly crashes and I have to restart it at least 3-4 times a day. Maybe mine is faulty or bad or something.

10. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

That definitely sounds odd... Have you installed apps from outside the play store or are you using a now defunct task manager?

12. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Not really I had one and it lagged all the time. Plus battery life was horrible when I played games. Got about 3.5 hours of screen on time and that was about it. I blame the amoled panel. I dumped mine on eBay to some Russian guy and made $50 after fees!

13. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

The nexus 10 isn't amoled its an LCD. I find it hard to believe they perform how mines does. My nexus 10 was great when I first got it but now its performance kinda sucks.

14. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I don't have any task managers at all and all my apps are from the play store. I do really have many either. Just typical games like temple run and angry birds. Its wasn't like that when I first got it in December but as of recently it hasn't been performing well and the battery life isn't as great either. I took it off the charger at around 8 this morning now its 10:45 and its already at 74%. All I did was visit a few webpages. The battery life was definitely better when I first got it.

18. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Wow, that sucks. I was always tossing the idea around of picking one of these up. Thanks for the feedback.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Read the reviews and watch the pocket now after the buzz episode. IDefense e best performing Android device, at least mine is. Nicer than any Android phone or tablet I ever used. I think these guys have crappy ones. Mine does crash during the more intense parts of Castle Defense but only on that app. Might be the game as far as I know.

11. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I don't have any task managers at all and all my apps are from the play store. I do really have many either. Just typical games like temple run and angry birds. Its wasn't like that when I first got it in December but as of recently it hasn't been performing well and the battery life isn't as great either. I took it off the charger at around 8 this morning now its 10:45 and its already at 74%. All I did was visit a few webpages. The battery life was definitely better when I first got it.

15. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Sorry for the double post. My nexus lagged and the crashed while I was typing my previous post.

16. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Don't you just hate it when they pop out the "retina" buzzword when talking about high DPI? "Retina" is not even a unit of measure, it's use is inconsistent.

20. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Looks like the 2013 Nexus 7 may not be getting the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor afterall: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/06/14/new-nexus-7-may-have-just-popped-up-in-fcc-and-bluetooth-filings/ This is saying Snapdragon 600...

22. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If they want to keep cost under $249, I would imagine they putting in the S4 Pro, which is not bad at all. I hope there is 2GB of ram.

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