We know a lot of you were pretty disappointed with the absence of a new or beefed up version of the Nexus 7 in this year’s Google I/O. And just when we thought that we have nothing to look forward to, a glimpse of its possible configuration has been leaked by an unlikely source; an ASUS Live Chat support.
According to the willing rep, the upcoming Nexus 7 will sport a lot of improvements over its predecessor including a Full HD screen and a tandem of Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and 2GB RAM under the hood.
In addition, the agent also claims that the tablet will be released by towards the latter part of this month, which according to him will be the end of Q2. We’re not really sure what calendar he’s using, but the last time we checked, Q2 ended last month.
Anyway, here are the other details that this rep mentioned during his conversation with the nosy consumer:
2nd Gen Google Nexus 7 specs:
7-inch IPS LCD display @ 1980×1200 pixels
Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz quad-core processor
32GB internal storage
5MP autofocus rear camera
1.2MP front-facing camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Another thing that’s interesting with this reveal is the addition of LTE in the mix, which we presume to be the data-enabled variant that will be offered alongside the Wi-Fi only model. Assuming that Google/ASUS will keep their pricing scheme, there’s no doubt that the next gen Nexus 7 will again be a hit in the market.
In my opinion, the likelihood of a first –line-agent revealing the specs of an upcoming product is slim, and because of that, I can’t say that I’m totally swayed by this leak. So we suggest taking this leak with your usual grain of salt as well.