The Nexus 7 2 has seemingly made its debut ahead of schedule with what appear to be its first true photos, and video, leaking to the surface just days ahead of Google’s July 24th media event where the company is heavily rumored to be showing off Android 4.3 and its new Nexus 7.
While Google’s rumored Nexus 7 2 has leaked early and often, up until today, we still hadn’t got a good look at what Google had in store for prospective 7-inch tablet users. Today, that seal has been broken as Android Central has published what appear to be genuine photos and video of the Nexus 7 2 out in the wild ahead of its launch. The leak comes on the heels of Google’s newly official July 24th launch event in San Francisco, an event that will be headed up by Android head Sundar Pichai, a sign that something Android related is likely incoming.
The new Nexus 7 has been rumored to be built by Asus with an FCC filing suggesting that the device will be coming with a 1980 x 1200 display, 5MP rear camera, LTE data speeds, quad-core processor of the Snapdragon 600 variety and more. This leak points to a device with a 7-inch LCD display, two cameras, LTE data and a Snapdragon S4 processor.
It’s possible that we could see a difference of specs from this model to the final version, so users won’t want to read too heavily into the processor type at this point.
The photos and video finally give us a look at the elusive design which appears identical to the device that we saw pass through the FCC so long ago.
The device appears to be similar, looks-wise, to the older Nexus 7 though it is said to be coming with dual speakers and the backing look less black-matte than the older version. It looks like the volume rocker and power button remain in the same position as the Nexus 7.
The device is apparently running Android 4.3 which again signals a new Android update on July 24th and it appears that it will be coming in, at least, 32GB form. Earlier today we heard that Google may be looking to charge $230 for the Nexus 7 2, a $100 difference from the iPad mini, though that remains unconfirmed.
What is clear is that the Nexus 7 2 will likely be heading to launch on July 24th with a release that could come as early as next week.