Ahead of Google’s I/O developer conference that will be kicking off this week, it looks like the company’s much rumored self-branded Nexus 7 Tablet that was created in partnership with Asus has been leaked. Images of the device that were leaked on Gizmodo Australia reveals a very minimalist construction with curved rear edges that seemingly combine the curved edge aesthetics of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab with the minimalism of the BlackBerry PlayBook.
Cloaked in all black, it looks like the Nexus logo is embossed on the rear of the slate and there is a front-facing camera in portrait orientation.
According to a leaked training manual, the tablet will launch with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will have both Asus and Nexus branding. The device will sport a 1.3 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor along with 1 GB of RAM and either 8 or 16 GB of internal storage. It’s unclear however if the slate will come with options for removable storage. There will be NFC support for features such as Google Wallet and Android Beam.
The slate will have an HD 1280 X 800 resolution IPS display and will cost $200 for 8 GB or $250 for 16 GB.
It looks like there is increasing downward pressure on pricing on non-iOS tablets and Google‘s Nexus 7 tablet will continue to push prices down.