The new Nexus 7 in flesh: unboxing video shows us everything

The new Nexus 7 in flesh: unboxing video shows us everything
Well, that's about it, folks. Google's event is now officially redundant – we know everything. Yes, the images of the next-generation Nexus 7 were real. We even know the specs and how the device fares in benchmarks. Heck, even the rumored Android 4.3 is in tow, making the roll out of the next iteration of Google's OS a matter of time.

Why all the bravado? Well, a tipster for AndroidPolice has really taken Google's thunder by spilling the beans with a video of the unboxing and a subsequent hands-on which confirms the leaks. If that doesn't quite qualify the tipster for a medal, he's got a bunch of high-res photos of pretty much each and every crack and nook of the new Nexus 7. We even get a visual comparison between the new tablet and its bigger brother – the Nexus 10. Sure, we would've preferred a comparison with its predecessor, but we can't complain at all.

A final recap, for those of you not in the know: the new Nexus 7 comes packing a:

  • Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro ticking at 1.7GHz
  • A 7-inch 1080p screen with 300 nits of brightness
  • 2GB of RAM
  • $229.99 for the 16GB version, $269.99 for the 32GB one
  • Android 4.3
  • A 5MP rear shooter, 1.2MP at the front

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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. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

what's with the thick bezel all of a sudden..

11. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Noticed the wallpaper demo? Nexus 7 II lags. There is a delay in second that is very noticeable. Androids really a lag OS.

13. MrPhilo

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Your face lags. No its not the OS, it the terrible memory which Asus uses to save cost. Learn your facts first kiddo.

9. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Something is wrong with these pictures. Notice the bezel is huge around the screen. I doubt there is really a 1.5 inch bezel on the bottom of the screen. Something is fishy and its not the cod.

8. Mass88

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

A great price for a great tablet. The only real problem I have is the size of the bezel. I almost think Google could have put a 7.5, or even an 8 inch screen and still maintained the overall size of the device. But as long as the thing performs, which I have a strong feeling it will, the bezel will be a non issue. Rather have a solid tablet with a pretty big bezel than a lagging/stuttering one with a thing bezel.

6. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

No 3G version?

4. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Brilliant looking tablet can't wait to see that screen in the flesh...

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I really feel bad for the person who bought the old Nexus 7 today.

3. android_hitman unregistered

Why? it's cheaper than the new one and i will buy one for my parents.

7. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Don't forget the awesome tegra zone with tegra 3 optimized games

10. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Yeah i would have bought that for my PARENTS too.

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Looks like its gonna be a stale breakfast with Sundar Pichai. Bloggers have left nothing for the poor to unveil :P

5. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

Lol at Stale Breakfast Remark! I love the way the size feels really comfortable and it looks solid. Liking the specs/design/pricepoint combination. If I have to be really picky, the only downsides IMO are: 1. wished for slightly smaller bezels at the top and the bottom and 2. wished for a bigger battery (if the rumours of the 4000mah are true). Hopefully the 4.3 battery optimizations help. Great considering the price point however. Cheers.

12. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Great tab for the price but the bezel is too thick for my liking

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